What does Process mean?

Definitions for Process
ˈprɒs ɛs; esp. Brit. ˈproʊ sɛs; ˈprɒs ɛs ɪz, -ə sɪz, -əˌsiz; esp. Brit. ˈpProcess

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Process.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. procedure, processnoun

    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"

  2. process, cognitive process, mental process, operation, cognitive operationnoun

    (psychology) the performance of some composite cognitive activity; an operation that affects mental contents

    "the process of thinking"; "the cognitive operation of remembering"

  3. summons, processnoun

    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

  4. process, unconscious processnoun

    a mental process that you are not directly aware of

    "the process of denial"

  5. process, outgrowth, appendagenoun

    a natural prolongation or projection from a part of an organism either animal or plant

    "a bony process"

  6. process, physical processverb

    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"

  7. process, treatverb

    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"

  8. processverb

    deal with in a routine way

    "I'll handle that one"; "process a loan"; "process the applicants"

  9. processverb

    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"

  10. action, sue, litigate, processverb

    institute legal proceedings against; file a suit against

    "He was warned that the district attorney would process him"; "She actioned the company for discrimination"

  11. march, processverb

    march in a procession

    "They processed into the dining room"

  12. work, work on, processverb

    shape, form, or improve a material

    "work stone into tools"; "process iron"; "work the metal"

  13. serve, process, swear outverb

    deliver a warrant or summons to someone

    "He was processed by the sheriff"

Wiktionary

  1. processverb

    To walk in a procession.

    Etymology: From procés, from processus, past participle of procedo

Webster Dictionary

  1. Processnoun

    the act of proceeding; continued forward movement; procedure; progress; advance

    Etymology: [F. procs, L. processus. See Proceed.]

  2. Processnoun

    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

    Etymology: [F. procs, L. processus. See Proceed.]

  3. Processnoun

    a statement of events; a narrative

    Etymology: [F. procs, L. processus. See Proceed.]

  4. Processnoun

    any marked prominence or projecting part, especially of a bone; anapophysis

    Etymology: [F. procs, L. processus. See Proceed.]

  5. Processnoun

    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

    Etymology: [F. procs, L. processus. See Proceed.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Process

    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.]

Editors Contribution

  1. process

    A number of tasks created to achieve a goal.

    The process for booking the honeymoon is easy, it is everything they both aspire for.

    Submitted by MaryC on January 19, 2020  
  2. process

    A type of instruction or software created for a computer, app, laptop, server, network or type of device.

    The computer did process a lot of information so the size of the RAM is important.

    Submitted by MaryC on January 19, 2020  

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Process' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #411

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Process' in Written Corpus Frequency: #987

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Process' in Nouns Frequency: #103

  4. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Process' in Verbs Frequency: #618

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Process in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Process in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of Process in a Sentence

  1. Boeing Co:

    The Boeing and Lockheed Martin team believe that the Air Force’s selection process was irreparably flawed and therefore have decided to continue with their protest before the GAO.

  2. Joe Biden:

    The woman should be given the benefit of the doubt and not be abused again by the system, my biggest regret was, I didn't know how I could shut you off because you were a senator and you were attacking Anita Hill character. ... Anita Hill character got victimized during the process.

  3. Beatrice Mtetwa:

    We are still in the process of collating that information and deciding which one of the persons who are in court have also been treated by the medical facility.

  4. Yakhi Balak:

    The process has been managed and supervised by the family of the victims themselves, the family coordinates with their religious leaders with the moral support of local Yazidi communities.

  5. Sean McKessy:

    Imposing more agency discretion on its awards only suggests to whistleblowers that the SEC plans to make restrictive an already complicated and risky process.

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