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# Filter vs Tips - What's the difference?

filter | tips |

## As nouns the difference between filter and tips

is that filter is filter while tips is .

# filter

## English

### Noun

(en noun)
• A device which separates a suspended, dissolved, or particulate matter from a fluid, solution, or other substance; any device that separates one substance from another.
• Electronics or software that separates unwanted signals (for example noise) from wanted signals or that attenuates selected frequencies.
• Any item, mechanism, device or procedure that acts to separate or isolate.
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• (mathematics, order theory) A non-empty upper set (of a partially ordered set) which is closed under binary infima (a.k.a. meets).
• The collection of cofinite subsets of ''?'' is a filter under inclusion: it includes the intersection of every pair of its members, and includes every superset of every cofinite set.
If (1) the universal set (here, the set of natural numbers) were called a "large" set, (2) the superset of any "large" set were also a "large" set, and (3) the intersection of a pair of "large" sets were also a "large" set, then the set of all "large" sets would form a filter .

#### Antonyms

* (order theory) ideal

#### Hyponyms

* (order theory) ultrafilter

#### Derived terms

* air filter * cigarette filter * fuel filter * oil filter * glare filter

### Verb

(en verb)
• To sort, sift, or isolate.
• * This strainer should filter out the large particles.
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• To diffuse; to cause to be less concentrated or focused.
• * The leaves of the trees filtered the light.
• To pass through a filter or to act as though passing through a filter.
• * The water filtered through the rock and soil.
• To move slowly or gradually; to come or go a few at a time.
• * The crowd filtered into the theater.
• To ride a motorcycle between lanes on a road
• * I can skip past all the traffic on my bike by filtering .
• #### Synonyms

* to filter out (something)

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