Process meaning

prŏs'ĕs', prō'sĕs'
To straighten (hair) by a chemical process; conk.
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A series of operations performed in the making or treatment of a product.

A manufacturing process; leather dyed during the tanning process.

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Progress; passage.

The process of time; events now in process.

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A series of actions, changes, or functions bringing about a result.

The process of digestion; the process of obtaining a driver's license.

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Any of various photomechanical or photoengraving methods.
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A part of a running software program or other computing operation that does a single task.
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To put through the steps of a prescribed procedure.

Processing newly arrived immigrants; process an order.

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To perform operations on (data).
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Prepared or converted by a special process.

Process cheese.

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A man's hairstyle in which the hair is straightened by applying a chemical preparation and styled.
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A running software program or other computing operation.
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A means of compelling a person to appear in court, especially a summons ordering a defendant to appear in court.
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An outgrowth of tissue; a projecting part.

A bony process.

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To prepare, treat, or convert by subjecting to a special process.

Process ore to obtain minerals.

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Made by or used in any of several photomechanical or photoengraving processes.

A process print.

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To move along in a procession.
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The course of being done: chiefly in in process.
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Course (of time, etc.)
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A particular method of doing something, generally involving a number of steps or operations.
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A projection or outgrowth from a larger structure, usually a bone.

The alveolar process of the jaw.

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An appendage or projecting part of an organism.
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An action or suit.
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The total of such writs in any action or proceeding.
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To prepare by or subject to a special process or method.
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To straighten and style (hair) by the use of a chemical preparation.
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To prosecute.
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To serve a process on.
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Prepared by a special treatment or process.
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Of, made by, used in, or using photomechanical or photoengraving methods.
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To go in a procession.
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Advance or progress, as of a disease.
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An outgrowth of tissue; a projecting part, as of a bone.
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(1) To manipulate data in the computer. The computer is said to be processing no matter what action it is taking upon the data; whether the data are actually being updated in a database or just being displayed on screen.In order to evaluate a computer system's performance, the time it takes to process data internally is often analyzed separately from the time it takes to get it in and out of the computer. The I/O (input/output) is usually more time consuming than the processing. For an explanation of how the computer processes data, see "Processing" under the term computer. See also process technology.
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A summons in writing to compel the appearance or response of a person before a court; the proceedings in a civil or a criminal case; the procedure by which a disobedient or recalcitrant defendant is made to plead.
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Patent law, the method used to produce a thing or result.
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Improper use of process after it has been issued; the wrong is not in the obtaining of process, but in the manner in which it is used.
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A series of events to produce a result, especially as contrasted to product.

This product of last month's quality standards committee is quite good, even though the process was flawed.

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(law) The act of serving a defendant with a summons or a writ.
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(biology) An outgrowth of tissue or cell.
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(anatomy) A structure that arises above a surface.
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(computing) A task or program that is or was executing.
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(manufacturing) A set of procedures used to produce a product, most commonly in the food and chemical industries.
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A path of succession of states through which a system passes.
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To perform a particular process.

We have processed the data using our proven techniques, and have come to the following conclusions.

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To treat with a substance.
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To think an information over, or a concept, in order to assimilate it, and perhaps accept it as valid.
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To walk in a procession.
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The definition of a process is the actions happening while something is happening or being done.

An example of process is the steps taken by someone to clean a kitchen.

An example of process is a collection of action items to be decided on by government committees.

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The use of the law courts and other fora as a means of seeking redress.

The adversarial process; due process of law.

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The set of actions and events that constitute a legal proceeding or a significant portion thereof.

The trial process; the sentencing process.

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To gain an understanding or acceptance of; come to terms with.

Processed the traumatic event in therapy.

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A continuing development involving many changes.

The process of digestion.

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A writ or summons directing a defendant to appear in court or enforcing compliance with a court's orders.
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Origin of process

Middle English proces from Old French development from Latin prōcessus from past participle of prōcēdere to advance proceed