Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The act or process of filtering.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The act or process of filtering; the mechanical separation of a liquid from the undissolved particles floating in it.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act or process of filtering; the mechanical separation of a liquid from the undissolved particles floating in it.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act or process of filtering; the process of mechanically separating and removing the undissolved particles floating in a liquid, as by passing the liquid through filtering-paper, charcoal, sand, etc. See filter.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the process whereby fluids pass through a filter or a filtering medium
  • n. the act of changing a fluid by passing it through a filter

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Examples

  • I don't believe that run off filtration is kept to the same standards of drinking water.

    Turning Rainwater Into a Playground » E-Mail

  • And lest anyone think filtration is the answer, the last thing we need is the Water Bureau filtering our pristine water, like they are still planning, which will introduce a host of new chemical toxins.

    From pharmacy to faucet (Jack Bog's Blog)

  • There have been great advances in filtration technology and gravity separation and skimming.

    Obama Speaks of NASA Being Adrift - NASA Watch

  • More filtration is required, as well as an ultra-violet exposure system.

    Metal Roofing

  • Ms. Bruce said saris are banned from the deep end because the long, flowing fabric could become entangled around a swimmer’s legs, or get caught in filtration equipment.

    Canada: Calgary officials take the plunge in allowing hijabs at city pools

  • He spoke with NEWSWEEK's Bill Powell: POWELL: Were you beaten like other prisoners in the so-called filtration camp at Chernokorzovo?

    Out Of Chechnya

  • We tell ourselves that this process of filtration, which is considered and undertaken with consummate respect for the works themselves, is what separates us from wax museums and theme parks, where context is king -- to the exclusion of the authentic.

    Preparing the AGO for the Next Millennium

  • Filtration Rate, v also called filtration velocity or flow velocity, amount of water (m³) that passes through a filter area of 1 m² in 1 hour

    Chapter 9

  • "We are not trying to treat the entire hydrocarbon (oil) content in the water to turn it into carbon dioxide and water but we are converting it into a form that can be retained by sand filtration, which is a conventional and economical process," says Andy Hong, professor of civil and environmental engineering.

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  • "We are not trying to treat the entire hydrocarbon [oil] content in the water - to turn it into carbon dioxide and water - but we are converting it into a form that can be retained by sand filtration, which is a conventional and economical process," says Andy Hong, a professor of civil and environmental engineering.

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