Sortation meaning

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Sorting, especially when mechanized or automated.

The sortation of baggage; sortation of parcels.

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Identifying objects that are stamped with a barcode and routing them to the appropriate destination. Sortation is typically a high-speed process used in the transportation industry by companies such as Federal Express, UPS and others. See sort and barcode.
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(uncountable) The use of any process of sorting.
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The automated sorting of things, especially the use of barcodes to sort and route items.
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(countable) A process or instance of sorting.
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Origin of sortation