a particular course of action intended to achieve a result
"the procedure of obtaining a driver's license"; "it was a process of trial and error"
process, cognitive process, mental process, operation, cognitive operation(noun)
(psychology) the performance of some composite cognitive activity; an operation that affects mental contents
"the process of thinking"; "the cognitive operation of remembering"
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
process, unconscious process(noun)
a mental process that you are not directly aware of
"the process of denial"
process, outgrowth, appendage(noun)
a natural prolongation or projection from a part of an organism either animal or plant
"a bony process"
process, physical process(verb)
a sustained phenomenon or one marked by gradual changes through a series of states
"events now in process"; "the process of calcification begins later for boys than for girls"
subject to a process or treatment, with the aim of readying for some purpose, improving, or remedying a condition
"process cheese"; "process hair"; "treat the water so it can be drunk"; "treat the lawn with chemicals" ; "treat an oil spill"
deal with in a routine way
"I'll handle that one"; "process a loan"; "process the applicants"
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"
action, sue, litigate, process(verb)
institute legal proceedings against; file a suit against
"He was warned that the district attorney would process him"; "She actioned the company for discrimination"
march in a procession
"They processed into the dining room"
work, work on, process(verb)
shape, form, or improve a material
"work stone into tools"; "process iron"; "work the metal"
serve, process, swear out(verb)
deliver a warrant or summons to someone
"He was processed by the sheriff"
To walk in a procession.
Origin: From procés, from processus, past participle of procedo
the act of proceeding; continued forward movement; procedure; progress; advance
a series of actions, motions, or occurrences; progressive act or transaction; continuous operation; normal or actual course or procedure; regular proceeding; as, the process of vegetation or decomposition; a chemical process; processes of nature
a statement of events; a narrative
any marked prominence or projecting part, especially of a bone; anapophysis
the whole course of proceedings in a cause real or personal, civil or criminal, from the beginning to the end of the suit; strictly, the means used for bringing the defendant into court to answer to the action; -- a generic term for writs of the class called judicial
Origin: [F. procs, L. processus. See Proceed.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
pros′es, or prō-, n. a gradual progress: manner of acting or happening: operation: the whole proceedings in an action or prosecution: series of measures: a projection on a bone or plant (also Proces′sus): the same as photo-process, the reproduction as a drawing, &c., by any mechanical (esp. photographic) process: (Shak.) a narrative, account.—v.t. to proceed against by legal process: to produce a reproduction of a drawing as above.—n. Proc′ess-serv′er (Shak.), a bailiff. [Fr. procès—L. processus.]
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'process' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #411
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'process' in Written Corpus Frequency: #987
Rank popularity for the word 'process' in Nouns Frequency: #103
Rank popularity for the word 'process' in Verbs Frequency: #618
The numerical value of process in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of process in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
A process cannot be understood by stopping it. Understanding must move with the flow of the process, must join it and flow with it.
If one man can be allowed to determine for himself what is law, every man can. That means first chaos, then tyranny. Legal process is an essential part of the democratic process.
We would like the GNC and all of the Libyans who are participating in the process to give the benefit of the doubt to this process, we have not finished this process and we have a lot of people already talking `what if it is a failure'.
They have not stopped. The process continues. There will be a transition as we amend the ways in which the National Energy Board goes about the process of evaluating these projects, and we will announce those changes as soon as we can, but the process continues.
They have not stopped. The process continues, there will be a transition as we amend the ways in which the National Energy Board goes about the process of evaluating these projects, and we will announce those changes as soon as we can, but the process continues.
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Translations for process
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- عِلْمِيَّة, مُعَالَجَة, عمليةArabic
- procés, processarCatalan, Valencian
- děj, proces, zpracovatCzech
- Prozess, verarbeitenGerman
- διαδικασία, επεξεργάζομαι, διεργασίαGreek
- procesar, proceder, tratar, procesoSpanish
- پروسه, فرآیندPersian
- prosessi, käsitelläFinnish
- digérer, procès, traiterFrench
- विकास, प्रक्रिया, प्रगतिHindi
- procedimento, processo, elaborare, processareItalian
- 過程, プロセスJapanese
- 프로세스, 과정, 課程Korean
- processo, processosPortuguese
- procese, procesRomanian
- обрабатывать, обработать, процессRussian
- quá trìnhVietnamese
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