from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A person employed to sort.
- n. A machine made to sort.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who, or that which, sorts.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who separates and arranges: as, a letter-sorter; a money -sorter.
- n. A spelling of sort o', for sort of: see under sort, n., and compare kinder.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a clerk who sorts things (as letters at the post office)
- n. a machine for sorting things (such as punched cards or letters) into classes
A change-sorter is not purposeful but it arranges coins – at the direct intent of the designer.
Hey, I didn't know ESAS worked like a coin sorter!
Each of the many "steps" of the staircase provides another "tool" of a different size to manipulate nanoparticles in a method that is similar to how a coin sorter separates nickels, dimes and quarters.
Lab on a Chip, works much the way a coin sorter does, only on a microscopic scale, screening for particles purely by size.
In a previous life, before kids and before coinless slot machines, I used a coin sorter, simple, and wrapped coins in paper rolls when I reached their threshold, $10 for quarters, $5 for dimes, $2 for nickels, and 50c for pennies.
With $5.99 for shipping, it's 90\% less than any other motorized coin sorter valet
To accept anything less, according to Mathews, is worse than engaging in the "bigotry of low expectations:" it is to become a "sorter," as in one who sorts, in a racist sort of way, the cans from the cannots.
I felt "sorter" cheap when complimented for gallantry, and the high honor of fourth corporal was conferred upon me.
"Well, he holds up his wooden leg perpendicular and the greedy crock comes on with a snap, but the wooden leg was a trifle more than he could get over; there it stuck and propped his great ugly maws wide open; out crawls Snowball, a kind of sorter modern Jonah, none the worse for it."
"Stan 'sorter' roun 'dar, honey,' kaze w'en de splinters 'gin ter fly, I want you ter be out'n de way.