block sort

block sort

[′bläk ‚sȯrt]
(computer science)
A method of sorting a file, usually with punched card sorters, in which the file is first sorted according to the value of the digit in the highest digit position of the key; the resulting collections of records can next be sorted independently in smaller operations, and the separate sections then joined.
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IBFS will enable a bank to eliminate item image recapture since it has the ability to capture images on the first pass or block sort capture.