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In computing, a filter is a program that receives data and then processes that data based upon programmed measures. A filter examines data to verify that it adheres to certain criteria, and then alters the data in some way and outputs it.

A simple example of a filter is a program designed to receive dates as input, and then order those dates chronologically.

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