# Sieve vs Mesh - What's the difference?

sieve | mesh |

## As nouns the difference between sieve and mesh

is that sieve is a device to separate larger objects from smaller objects, or to separate solid objects from a liquid while mesh is a structure made of connected strands of metal, fiber, or other flexible/ductile material, with evenly spaced openings between them.

## As verbs the difference between sieve and mesh

is that sieve is to strain, sift or sort using a sieve while mesh is to fit in, to come together.

# sieve

## English

(wikipedia sieve)

### Noun

(en noun)
• A device to , in a granular material, larger particles from smaller ones, or to separate solid objects from a liquid.
• Use the sieve to get the pasta from the water.
• 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.
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Among, [sic ] his other achievements, Matiyasevich and his colleague Boris Stechkin also developed an interesting “visual sieve ” for prime numbers, which effectively “crosses out” all the composite numbers, leaving only the primes.
Given a list of consecutive numbers starting at 1, the Sieve of Eratosthenes algorithm will find all of the prime numbers.
• (obsolete) A kind of coarse basket.
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### Verb

(siev)
• To strain, sift or sort using a sieve.
• # mesh

## English

### Noun

(wikipedia mesh) (es)
• A structure made of connected strands of metal, fiber, or other flexible/ductile material, with evenly spaced openings between them.
• * Shakespeare
• a golden mesh to entrap the hearts of men
• The opening or space enclosed by the threads of a net between knot and knot, or the threads enclosing such a space.
• The engagement of the teeth of wheels, or of a wheel and rack.
• A measure of fineness (particle size) of ground material. A powder that passes through a sieve having 300 openings per linear inch but does not pass 400 openings per linear inch is said to be -300 +400 mesh.
• (computer graphics) A polygon mesh.
• #### Synonyms

* (space and threads) lattice, network, net

#### Derived terms

* mesh number

### Verb

(es)
• To fit in, to come together.
• The music meshed well with the visuals in that film.
• To catch in a mesh.
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