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sort sort [sɔːt ǁ sɔːrt] noun [countable] COMPUTING
if a computer does a sort, it puts things in a particular order:

• If you do a sort on the computer, it will list entries in alphabetical order.

— sort verb [intransitive, transitive] :

• You can sort these tables and even perform mathematical calculations on them.

• Press F2 to sort.

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sort UK US /sɔːt/ verb [I or T]
to put a number of things in an order or to separate them into groups: »

Documents are sorted and indexed.

sort sth by sth »

Customer records can be sorted by name or by postcode.

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sort UK US /sɔːt/ noun [C] IT
a computer instruction that organizes things into a particular order: »

He's written a sort program for the database.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • sort — [ sɔr ] n. m. • 1080; lat. sors, sortis 1 ♦ Effet magique, généralement néfaste, qui résulte de certaines opérations de sorcellerie. ⇒ 2. charme, ensorcellement, jettatura, maléfice, sortilège (cf. Mauvais œil). Jeter un sort à qqn. ⇒ ensorceler …   Encyclopédie Universelle

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  • Sort (C++) — sort is a function in C++ Standard Template Library that takes two random access iterators, the start and the end, as arguments and performs a comparison sort on the range of elements between the two iterators, front inclusive and end exclusive.… …   Wikipedia

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  • Sort — may mean * Sorting, any process of arranging items in sequence or in sets ** In conveyor lines sortage is the term for a checkweigher sorting products. ** Sorting algorithm, a computer process for arranging elements in lists ** Sort (Unix), a… …   Wikipedia

  • Sort — UNIX‐утилита, выводящая сортированное слияние указанных файлов на стандартный вывод с использованием установленной в среде локали. Использование sort [ m][ o output][ bdfinru][ t char][ k keydef]… [file…] sort c [ bdfinru][ t char][ k… …   Википедия

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