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When searching for airline flights, for example, there may be an option to filter by ticket price, or filter by airline, or filter by flight duration.

I am looking for the Chinese translation of "filter" in this sense.

I am not sure if 筛选 is correct.

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yes, you are correct. go ahead –  sotondolphin Feb 27 at 1:42
    
Yes, that's right. –  Question Overflow Feb 27 at 2:28
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up vote 3 down vote accepted

http://translate.google.com/#zh-CN/en/%E7%AD%9B%E9%80%89

It's a more sophisticated word than 过滤, which we usually use for filter.

过滤 mean filtering out unwanted substances, like filtering coffee. 筛选 is more for computer filtering.

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So yeah, since they call it Excel 筛选 (Excel filtering), if you are doing something for programming, 筛选 is the correct word to use. –  user3992 Feb 27 at 5:18
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You are absolutely correct

【词目】 筛选
【拼音】shāi xuǎn
【释义】利用筛子进行选拣,现泛指通过淘汰的方式挑选。
【示例】 筛选种子|筛选矿沙。

So, yes, we use 筛选 on the Internet, 过滤 is more technical

过滤一下烧杯

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