The definition of a process is the actions happening while something is happening or being done.(noun)
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noun pl. processes
Origin: ME < OFr proces < L processus, pp. of procedere: see proceed
Origin: back-form. < procession
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noun pl. proc·ess·es (prŏsˈĕsˌĭz, prōˈsĕsˌ-, prŏsˈĭ-sēzˌ, prōˈsĭ-)
Origin: Middle English proces
Origin: , from Old French, development
Origin: , from Latin prōcessus
Origin: , from past participle of prōcēdere, to advance; see proceed. Usage Note: In recent years there has been a tendency to pronounce the plural ending -es of processes as (-ēz), perhaps by analogy with words of Greek origin such as analysis and neurosis. But process is not of Greek origin, and there is no etymological justification for this pronunciation of its plural. However, because this pronunciation is not uncommon even in educated speech, it is generally considered an acceptable variant, although it still strikes some listeners as a bungled affectation. In a recent survey 79 percent of the Usage Panel preferred the standard pronunciation (-ĭz) for the plural ending -es and 15 percent preferred the pronunciation (-ēz). • Although the pronunciation for process with a long (o), (prōˈsĕsˌ), is more usual in British English, it is an acceptable variant in American English.
intransitive verb pro·cessed, pro·cess·ing, pro·cess·es
Origin: Back-formation from procession.
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