Technology / Email / Bayesian Filter: An anti-spam program that evaluates header and content of incoming email messages to determine the probability that it is spam. Bayesian filters assign point values to items that appear frequently in spam, such as the words 'money-back guarantee' or 'free'. A message that accumulated too many points is either rejected as probable spam or delivered to a junk-mail folder. Aka content-based filter.
Filter Noun Synonyms: leach, percolate, drip, seep, dribble, trickle, drain, run or pass through, ooze
Filter Adjective Synonyms: sieve, colander, riddle, screen, strainer, gauze, cloth, cheesecloth, membrane
Technology / Email / Machine-Learning Filters: Filters run by machines that determine whether to block email based on algorithms that point to whether the message is likely spam. MORE
Entertainment / Photography / Neutral Density Filter: Describes a gray camera filter which has an equal opacity to all the colors of the spectrum and so does not affect the colors in the final image. It is used to reduce the amount of light entering the MORE