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Definition of "sieving" [sieving]

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

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