Definitions

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  • verb Present participle of sieve.
  • noun The act of passing something through a sieve.

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Examples

  • Most of scientists 'time is inefficiently used in sieving of irrelevant information from the search engines.

    November 2007

  • Working from the assumption that "a consolidated, stable population tends to have a strong patrilineal-patrilocal character," 9 he fell back on a male-centered demographic technique of surname sieving to measure the stability of settlement, noting some matrilineal extensions, but more as interesting diversions than as evidence of earlier, women-centered continuities.

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  • I drew Y-235 to show them and said, 'That sort of uranium has been enriched and condensed from U-238 by a process called sieving or gas diffusion.

    Second Wind

  • The would-be miller may also need to obtain estimates of the cost of various other pieces of equipment, such as sieving equipment, grain-cleaning equipment, packaging equipment, electric generators, etc.

    Chapter 9

  • With the line running at up to 90 bags per minute, older measures such as sieving of the powder and visual inspection of both products could not be relied on, leading Hunziker to select X-ray inspection technology.

    Manufacturingtalk - manufacturing industry news

  • With the line running at up to 90 bags per minute, older measures such as sieving of the powder and visual inspection of both products could not be relied on, leading Hunziker to select X-ray inspection technology.

    Manufacturingtalk - manufacturing industry news

  • Feeding entirely on plankton, they scoop up the tiny plants and animals with their colossal gaping mouths, before shutting their jaws and 'sieving' out the food by forcing water through their gills.

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  • Feeding entirely on plankton, they scoop up the tiny plants and animals with their colossal gaping mouths, before shutting their jaws and 'sieving' out the food by forcing water through their gills.

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  • Melting and sieving 106 cubic feet of "ultraclean" snow that fell near a French-Italian Antarctic camp from 1955 to 1970 (before people moved in), the team reports the discovery of two micrometeorites, "exhibiting a fine-grained, fluffy texture with no evidence for substantial heating during atmospheric entry."

    Comet clues buried in Antarctic snow

  • This is because the oyster is constantly sieving water for its food, thus taking on the various characteristics of the water it inhabits.

    Oysters Come Back in Vogue

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