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A sieve is a tool to separate materials of one characteristic (for example, liquids) from materials of another (for example, solids).
Sieve may also refer to:
- Sieving coefficient, in transport phenomena
- Sieve theory, a technique for counting or filtering sets of numbers
- Sieve (category theory)
- Sieve estimator (statistics and econometrics)
- Cyclic sieving, a phenomenon in combinatorics
- Sieve (mail filtering language), a standard for specifying mail filters
- Sieve C++ Parallel Programming System, an auto-parallelizing compiler for C++
- Scale-invariant feature transform (or SIFT), a computer vision algorithm that detects and describes local features in images
- Sieve analysis, a practice or procedure used to assess the particle size distribution of a granular material, such as soil
- CIV (band), a New York City punk rock band pronounced "sieve"
- Sieve (hieroglyph), an ancient Egyptian hieroglyph
- In plumbing, a stainless steel strainer
- On rivers, a sieve or strainer is a dangerous obstacle that water can pass through, but people cannot. See Obstacle in whitewater canoeing
- Sieve River in Italy
- In sports such as hockey or lacrosse, "sieve" is a common slang term used when referring to a goaltender who allows many or weak goals
- In medicine, a "surgical sieve" refers to a very general list of diagnostic or pathological headings, against which any finding can be compared
- A firefighting tool used when a fire engine drafts water from a body of water. A large metal strainer is attached to the end of a hard suction hose that prevents debris from entering the hose.
- A gardening tool, known as a riddle, used to separate soil particles and provide a finer tilth, for example by removing stones and twigs
- Sieve tube element, an elongated cell in the phloem tissue of flowering plants
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