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Definitions of process:

  • noun:   a natural prolongation or projection from a part of an organism either animal or plant
    Example: "A bony process"
  • noun:   (psychology) the performance of some composite cognitive activity; an operation that affects mental contents
    Example: "The process of thinking"
  • noun:   a mental process that you are not directly aware of
    Example: "The process of denial"
  • noun:   a sustained phenomenon or one marked by gradual changes through a series of states
    Example: "Events now in process"
  • noun:   a particular course of action intended to achieve a result
    Example: "It was a process of trial and error"
  • noun:   a writ issued by authority of law; usually compels the defendant's attendance in a civil suit; failure to appear results in a default judgment against the defendant
  • verb:   deal with in a routine way
    Example: "Process a loan"
  • verb:   subject to a process or treatment, with the aim of readying for some purpose, improving, or remedying a condition
    Example: "Process cheese"
  • verb:   perform mathematical and logical operations on (data) according to programmed instructions in order to obtain the required information
    Example: "The results of the elections were still being processed when he gave his acceptance speech"
  • verb:   deliver a warrant or summons to someone
    Example: "He was processed by the sheriff"
  • verb:   march in a procession
    Example: "They processed into the dining room"
  • verb:   shape, form, or improve a material
    Example: "Process iron"
  • verb:   institute legal proceedings against; file a suit against
    Example: "He was warned that the district attorney would process him"


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