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Filter

Fil´ter
n.1.Any porous substance, as cloth, paper, sand, or charcoal, through which water or other liquid may passed to cleanse it from the solid or impure matter held in suspension; a chamber or device containing such substance; a strainer; also, a similar device for purifying air.
Filter bed
a pond, the bottom of which is a filter composed of sand gravel.
Filter gallery
an underground gallery or tunnel, alongside of a stream, to collect the water that filters through the intervening sand and gravel; - called also infiltration gallery.
v. t.1.To purify or defecate, as water or other liquid, by causing it to pass through a filter.
[imp. & p. p. Filtered ; p. pr. & vb. n. Filtering]
Filtering paper
a porous unsized paper, for filtering.
v. i.1.To pass through a filter; to percolate.
n.1.Same as Philter.
Noun1.filter - device that removes something from whatever passes through it
2.filter - an electrical device that alters the frequency spectrum of signals passing through it
Verb1.filter - remove by passing through a filter; "filter out the impurities"
2.filter - pass through; "Water permeates sand easily"
3.filter - run or flow slowly, as in drops or in an unsteady stream; "water trickled onto the lawn from the broken hose"; "reports began to dribble in"
Synonyms: dribble, trickle
1.filter - (Originally Unix, now also MS-DOS) A program that processes an input data stream into an output data stream in some well-defined way, and does no I/O to anywhere else except possibly on error conditions; one designed to be used as a stage in a pipeline (see plumbing). Compare sponge.
2.filter - (functional programming) A higher-order function which takes a predicate and a list and returns those elements of the list for which the predicate is true. In Haskell:

filter p [] = [] filter p (x:xs) = if p x then x : rest else rest where rest = filter p xs

See also filter promotion.
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