Sieve (disambiguation)

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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:

Chemistry[edit]

Mathematics[edit]

Computing[edit]

Other uses[edit]

  • 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