Definition of Process

1. Noun. A particular course of action intended to achieve a result. "It was a process of trial and error"

2. Verb. Subject to a process or treatment, with the aim of readying for some purpose, improving, or remedying a condition. "Treat an oil spill"

3. Noun. (psychology) the performance of some composite cognitive activity; an operation that affects mental contents. "The cognitive operation of remembering"
Exact synonyms: Cognitive Operation, Cognitive Process, Mental Process, Operation
Generic synonyms: Cognition, Knowledge, Noesis
Specialized synonyms: Basic Cognitive Process, Higher Cognitive Process
Category relationships: Psychological Science, Psychology
Derivative terms: Operate

4. Verb. Deal with in a routine way. "Process the applicants"
Generic synonyms: Care, Deal, Handle, Manage
Derivative terms: Processing

5. 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.
Exact synonyms: Summons
Generic synonyms: Judicial Writ, Writ
Specialized synonyms: Citation, Monition, Process Of Monition, Ticket
Category relationships: Jurisprudence, Law
Derivative terms: Summons

6. Verb. Perform mathematical and logical operations on (data) according to programmed instructions in order to obtain the required information. "The results of the elections were still being processed when he gave his acceptance speech"
Generic synonyms: Calculate, Cipher, Compute, Cypher, Figure, Reckon, Work Out
Derivative terms: Processor

7. Noun. A mental process that you are not directly aware of. "The process of denial"

8. Verb. Institute legal proceedings against; file a suit against. "They process to move "; "She actioned the company for discrimination"
Exact synonyms: Action, Litigate, Sue
Generic synonyms: Challenge
Specialized synonyms: Expedite
Related verbs: Litigate
Derivative terms: Action, Actionable, Litigation, Suer, Suit

9. Noun. A natural prolongation or projection from a part of an organism either animal or plant. "A bony process"

10. Verb. March in a procession. "The children process to the playground"; "They processed into the dining room"
Exact synonyms: March
Generic synonyms: Walk
Specialized synonyms: File, Parade, Promenade, Troop, Goose Step, Countermarch, Debouch, March Out
Derivative terms: March, March, Marching

11. Noun. A sustained phenomenon or one marked by gradual changes through a series of states. "The process of calcification begins later for boys than for girls"

12. Verb. Shape, form, or improve a material. "Work the metal"
Exact synonyms: Work, Work On
Generic synonyms: Transform, Transmute, Transubstantiate
Related verbs: Forge, Form, Mold, Mould, Shape, Work
Specialized synonyms: Hot-work, Cold Work, Coldwork, Overwork, Make Over, Retread, Rework, Rack, Tool, Till
Derivative terms: Workable

13. Verb. Deliver a warrant or summons to someone. "He was processed by the sheriff"
Exact synonyms: Serve, Swear Out
Specialized synonyms: Subpoena, Rinse, Wash
Generic synonyms: Deliver

Definition of Process

1. n. The act of proceeding; continued forward movement; procedure; progress; advance.

Definition of Process

1. Noun. A series of events to produce a result, especially as contrasted to product. ¹

2. Noun. (legal) The act of serving a defendant with a summons or a writ. ¹

3. Noun. (biology) An outgrowth of tissue or cell. ¹

4. Noun. (computing) A task or program that is or was executing. ¹

5. Noun. (manufacturing) A set of procedures used to produce a product, most commonly in the food and chemical industries. ¹

6. Noun. A path of succession of states through which a system passes. ¹

7. Verb. (transitive) To perform a particular process. ¹

8. Verb. (transitive) To treat with a substance ¹

9. Verb. To walk in a procession. ¹

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Definition of Process

1. to treat or prepare by a special method [v -ED, -ING, -ES]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Process

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Literary usage of Process

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Journal by Iron and Steel Institute (1893)
"The Decline of the Bessemer process with Small Converters.—O. Vogel * discusses the decline of this process in the United States. Referring to the out-turn ..."

2. Capital: A Critique of Political Economy by Karl Marx (1906)
"CHAPTER VIL THE LABOUR-process AND THE process OF PRODUCING SURPLUS-VALUE. ... Labour is, in the first place, a process in which both man and Nature ..."

3. Annual Report by New Jersey Civil Service Commission (1910)
"Kind of gas supplied and the process of manufacture. Gl Buffalo Gas Co.: a. ... Water gas: Lowe process. town roads In town of North Hempstead. ..."

4. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"The process, which has since borne his name, was neither a difficult nor a ... The man who finally undertook to manufacture paper by this process was JB ..."

5. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1920)
"The next great advance in the metallurgy of steel was the development of the open-hearth process. (See STEEL, OPEN HEARTH MANUFACTURE). ..."

6. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"The "three-color process" and the Rtri-chro- matic process," are the names given to an indirect process of color photography and color printing which has ..."

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