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Princeton's WordNet

  1. processingnoun

    preparing or putting through a prescribed procedure

    "the processing of newly arrived immigrants"; "the processing of ore to obtain minerals"


  1. processingnoun

    The action of the verb to process.

  2. processingnoun

    The act of taking something through a set of prescribed procedures.


  1. Processing

    Processing is an open source programming language and integrated development environment built for the electronic arts, new media art, and visual design communities with the purpose of teaching the fundamentals of computer programming in a visual context, and to serve as the foundation for electronic sketchbooks. The project was initiated in 2001 by Casey Reas and Benjamin Fry, both formerly of the Aesthetics and Computation Group at the MIT Media Lab. One of the stated aims of Processing is to act as a tool to get non-programmers started with programming, through the instant gratification of visual feedback. The language builds on the Java language, but uses a simplified syntax and graphics programming model.

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. processing

    1. In photography, the operations necessary to produce negatives, diapositives, or prints from exposed films, plates, or paper. 2. (DOD only) A system of operations designed to convert raw data into useful information.

Editors Contribution

  1. processing

    The act, process and real-time communication, feeling, knowing, transfer, understanding, changing, cocreating, communicating, complying, deleting, digesting, forgiving, moving, realigning, redistributing, releasing and updating of data, ideas, intelligence, thoughts, information, memory and facts easily, effectively, efficiently, ethically, fairly, justly, moderately, morally, simply, sustainably at superluminal speed through the brain, conscience, consciousness, memory, mind, subconscious, spirit and soul of an animal or human being.

    Our mind and consciousness is processing at superluminal speed.

    Submitted by MaryC on July 28, 2020  

  2. processing

    The process and real-time transfer and updating of data, information, facts, research and statistics at superluminal speed in an energy field, a computer system, laptop system, memory, information technology systems, app, device, server or network.

    The computer processing is efficient, effective and organized, it updates accurately.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 21, 2020  

  3. processingverb

    Verb form of the word process.

    The processing speed was excellent so efficient.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 10, 2020  

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  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'processing' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3273

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'processing' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4291

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'processing' in Nouns Frequency: #1387

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of processing in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of processing in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of processing in a Sentence

  1. Ashley Tabaddor:

    It's a huge, huge disruption for the orderly processing of cases.

  2. Assistant EDPS Wojciech Wiewiorowski:

    When relying on third parties to provide services, the EU institutions remain accountable for any data processing carried out on their behalf, they also have a duty to ensure that any contractual arrangements respect the new rules and to identify and mitigate any risks.

  3. Ted Rossman:

    Retailers say they would lower prices if they paid less in card processing fees, but there's no evidence they did that after the Durbin Amendment, and I seriously doubt they would do it now.

  4. Deborah Birx:

    ... You don’t single out a group and blame what occurs on that group. It is your responsibility to get in with that group, to talk to that group, to listen to that group and come to a place where that group can agree to an understanding on the role of vaccines, we should not be stigmatizing and further putting people in a box that implies that they somehow don’t have - - that they’re somehow not processing the information….

  5. Chris Rock:

    I don't have a bunch of s *** about what happened, so if you came to hear that, I had like a whole show I wrote before this weekend, and I'm still kind of processing what happened, so at some point I'll talk about that s ***. And it'll be serious and it'll be funny, but right now I'm going to tell some jokes.

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    • A. foreordained
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    • C. defiant
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