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.

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Processnoun

    Etymology: proces, Fr. processus, Latin.

    There is somewhat higher than either of these two, no other proof doth need, than the very process of man’s desire, which being natural should be frustrate, if there were no some farther thing wherein it might rest at the length contented, which in the former it cannot do. Richard Hooker.

    Commend me to your honourable wife;
    Tell her the process of Antonio’s end;
    Say how I lov’d you; speak me fair in death. William Shakespeare.

    They declared unto him the whole process of that war, and with what success they had endured Richard Knolles.

    Immediate are the acts of God, more swift
    Than time or motion; but to human ears
    Cannot without process of speech be told. John Milton.

    Saturnian Juno
    Attends the fatal process of the war. Dryden.

    In the parable of the wasteful steward, we have a lively image of the force and process of this temptation. John Rogers.

    I have been your wife; in this obedience,
    Upward of twenty years; if in the course
    And process of this time you can report,
    And prove it too against mine honour aught,
    Turn me away. William Shakespeare, Henry VIII.

    This neither empire rise,
    By policy and long process of time. John Milton.

    Many acts of parliament have, in long process of time, been lost and the things forgotten. Matthew Hale, Law of England.

    Experiments, familiar to chymists, are unknown to the learned, who never read chymical processes. Boyle.

    An age they live releas’d
    From all the labour, process, clamour, woe,
    Which our sad scenes of daily action know. Matthew Prior.

    Proceed by process,
    Lest parties, as he is belov’d, break out. William Shakespeare.

    All processes ecclesiastical should be made in the king’s name, as in writs at the common law. John Hayward.

    The patricians they chose for their patrons, to answer for their appearance, and defend them in any process. Jonathan Swift.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Processnoun

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

  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

  3. Processnoun

    a statement of events; a narrative

  4. Processnoun

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

  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

  6. 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. Jessy Chahine:

    Our hope is that any discussions on Syria will help move forward with the process so we can also get to starting the next round of intra-Syrian talks.

  2. Defense James Mattis:

    For right now we just have to go along with the process, have the negotiations and not try to make preconditions or presumptions about how it's going to go. The diplomats are going to have to go to work now.

  3. Boris Johnson:

    A process that has been stalled for years, if not decades, could see some progress. And everybody is very interested to see what the United States comes up with.

  4. The Fountain Hopper:

    They have simply shared a 40-year-old federal policy. we think that admission to a University such as Stanford is a process that is biased towards those that are in the know.

  5. Greg Abbott:

    It is essential that a judge consider halting the Syrian refugee process – at least on a temporary basis – to ensure refugees coming to the United States will be vetted in a way that does not compromise the safety of Americans and Texans.

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