1. A category of things distinguished by some common characteristic or quality (synset 105847533)
    "sculpture is a form of art"; "what kinds of desserts are there?"
  2. An approximate definition or example (synset 104753502)
    "she wore a sort of magenta dress"; "she served a creamy sort of dessert thing"
  3. A person of a particular character or nature (synset 110646084)
    "what sort of person is he?"; "he's a good sort"
  4. An operation that segregates items into groups according to a specified criterion (synset 113579899)
    "the bottleneck in mail delivery is the process of sorting"
  1. Examine in order to test suitability (synset 202405520)
    "screen these samples"; "screen the job applicants"
  2. Arrange or order by classes or categories (synset 200656296)
    "How would you classify these pottery shards--are they prehistoric?"

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