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filter definition

A computer software program that selectively screens out incoming information.

Note: Spam may be the target of a filter, or parents may use a filter designed to prevent their child's access to pornographic or violent Web pages.
The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
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