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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Device that removes something from whatever passes through it; An electrical device that alters the frequency spectrum of signals passing through it.

Usage examples (32)
  • filter out the impurities
  • They want to get through what they call the filter, and the filter is us.
  • The president spoke last week of what he calls the filter of the national news media.
  • I need a more functional bottle and a filter is a good addition to any daily water bottle. for more
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  • The wizard told the gnome to "filter" (to strain out impurities) juice from a magical fruit to make a "philter" (a magic potion, a love charm) that would turn him into a handsome prince.
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