What does processing mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. processing(noun)

    preparing or putting through a prescribed procedure

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


  1. processing(Noun)

    The action of the verb to process.

  2. processing(Noun)

    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. processing

    Verb form of the word process.

    The processing speed was excellent so efficient.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 10, 2020  

British National Corpus

  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

How to pronounce processing?

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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. Deputy Communications Director Bridget Munger:

    We are processing the information as quickly as we can as it is coming in.

  2. Epic Games:

    Apple's removal of Fortnite is yet another example of Apple flexing its enormous power in order to impose unreasonable restraints and unlawfully maintain its 100 % monopoly over the iOS in-app payment processing market.

  3. Colton Underwood:

    I came to terms with that earlier this year and have been processing it. The next step in all of this was sort of letting people know. I'm still nervous, but it's been a journey for sure.

  4. Jen Psaki:

    It took us some time to see and evaluate how ineffective, or how trashed in some ways the refugee processing system had become, and so we had to rebuild some of those muscles and put it back in place.

  5. Albertville Police Chief Jamie Smith:

    At this time Detectives are processing the scene and information is being gathered about the identity of the shooter and his possible whereabouts. Surrounding agencies responded to the scene and everything humanly possible is being done at this time to locate the person responsible.

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