What does process mean?

Definitions for process
ˈprɒs ɛs; esp. Brit. ˈproʊ sɛs; ˈprɒs ɛs ɪz, -ə sɪz, -əˌsiz; esp. Brit. ˈppro·cess

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. procedure, process(noun)

    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 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"

  3. summons, process(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

  4. process, unconscious process(noun)

    a mental process that you are not directly aware of

    "the process of denial"

  5. process, outgrowth, appendage(noun)

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

    "a bony process"

  6. 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"

  7. process, treat(verb)

    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. process(verb)

    deal with in a routine way

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

  9. process(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"

  10. 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"

  11. march, process(verb)

    march in a procession

    "They processed into the dining room"

  12. work, work on, process(verb)

    shape, form, or improve a material

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

  13. serve, process, swear out(verb)

    deliver a warrant or summons to someone

    "He was processed by the sheriff"

Wiktionary

  1. process(Verb)

    To walk in a procession.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Process(noun)

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

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

  2. Process(noun)

    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. Process(noun)

    a statement of events; a narrative

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

  4. Process(noun)

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

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

  5. Process(noun)

    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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How to say process in sign language?

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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. Tanguy Bertrand:

    New Horizons even discovered spectacular mountains on Pluto covered by bright deposits, strikingly resembling snow-capped mountain chains seen on Earth, such a landscape had never been observed elsewhere in the solar system. Could Pluto's atmosphere behave like Earth's ? We discovered that a new and unique( in the solar system) atmospheric process forms these snowy mountains on Pluto.

  2. Marco Rubio:

    Our higher education system is controlled by what amounts to a cartel of existing colleges and universities, which use their power over the accreditation process to block innovative, low-cost competitors from entering the market.

  3. Oliver Jagoutz:

    People want to use this naturally occurring process to help with manmade climate change, [but[ there are a lots of issue with his, like how do you get this process going on a timescale that is relevant to humans? that is very difficult.

  4. John Roberts:

    It has specifically provided that it is a crime to lie under oath in the naturalization process, even about an immaterial matter, and it has provided that certain of those immaterial lies are categorical bars to naturalization.

  5. Hayden McRobbie:

    This usually happens over a period of time and smokers may get some encouragement from the finding that there is some potential health benefit as soon as they start the process.

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