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sortation

[ sawr-tey-shuhn ]
/ sɔrˈteɪ ʃən /
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noun
the process or result of sorting things, especially computationally or mechanically.
classification of things.
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Origin of sortation

First recorded in 1840–50; sort + -ation

Words nearby sortation

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How to use sortation in a sentence

  • In one aspect the process of sortation bears some resemblance to digestion.

    The Royal Mail|James Wilson Hyde

British Dictionary definitions for sortation

sortation
/ (sɔːˈteɪʃən) /

noun
the process of sorting items into groups sharing a distinguishing quality or characteristic
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