Process - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈprɑːses|  American pronunciation of the word process
Brit.  |ˈprəʊsɛs|  British pronunciation of the word process
- a particular course of action intended to achieve a result (syn: procedure)
- (psychology) the performance of some composite cognitive activity; an operation that affects mental contents (syn: operation)
- 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 (syn: summons)
- a mental process that you are not directly aware of
- a natural prolongation or projection from a part of an organism either animal or plant (syn: appendage, outgrowth)
- a sustained phenomenon or one marked by gradual changes through a series of states
- subject to a process or treatment, with the aim of readying for some purpose, improving, or remedying a condition (syn: treat)
- deal with in a routine way
- perform mathematical and logical operations on (data) according to programmed instructions in order to obtain the required information
- institute legal proceedings against; file a suit against (syn: action, litigate, sue)
- march in a procession (syn: march)
- shape, form, or improve a material (syn: work, work on)
- deliver a warrant or summons to someone (syn: serve)

Examples

How does the election process work?

Learning a foreign language can be a long process.

We're remodeling our house. The whole process is expected to take a few months.

Breathing and the circulation of blood are life processes.

A bony process on the foot

Your request is in process.

Computers process data.

Repetition can help the learning process.

Getting fit again has been a long slow process.

Coal forms by a slow process of chemical change.

Recycling is an industrial process.

Goats' cheese may be processed in many ways.

Two million workers are employed processing goods for electronic firms.

All university applications are processed through this system.

The new network will enable data to be processed more speedily.

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: process
he/she/it: processes
present participle: processing
past tense: processed
past participle: processed
noun
singular: process
plural: processes
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