- A device to separate larger objects from smaller objects, or to separate solid objects from a liquid.
- A process, physical or abstract, that arrives at a final result by filtering out unwanted pieces of input from a larger starting set of input.
verb (siev, ing)
- Given a list of consecutive numbers starting at 1, the Sieve of Eratosthenes algorithm will find all of the prime numbers.
- To strain, sift or sort using a sieve.
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