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  Definition of Process
  1. 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. a natural prolongation or projection from a part of an organism either animal or plant; "a bony process"
  3. (psychology) the performance of some composite cognitive activity; an operation that affects mental contents; "the process of thinking"; "the cognitive operation of remembering"
  4. a mental process that you are not directly aware of; "the process of denial"
  5. 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
  6. 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. 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. 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"
  9. deliver a warrant or summons to someone; "He was processed by the sheriff"
  10. shape, form, or improve a material; "work stone into tools"; "process iron"; "work the metal"
  11. march in a procession; "They processed into the dining room"
  12. deal with in a routine way; "I''ll handle that one"; "process a loan"; "process the applicants"
  13. institute legal proceedings against; file a suit against; "He was warned that the district attorney would process him"; "She actioned the company for discrimination"
Similar Words: procedure, outgrowth, appendage, cognitive process, mental process, operation, cognitive operation, unconscious process, summons, treat, serve, swear out, work, work on, march, action, sue, litigate


Hyponyms: Bertillon system, fingerprinting, genetic profiling, genetic fingerprinting, diagnostic procedure, diagnostic technique, emergency procedure, experimental procedure, calculation, computation, computing, medical procedure, mapping, chromosome mapping, operating procedure, stiffening, indirection, rigmarole, rigamarole, routine, modus operandi, condition, experimental condition, rule, formula, horn, crest, pseudopod, pseudopodium, flagellum, hair, cirrus, spine, aculea, style, villus, tail, fetlock, tentacle, arista, acromion, acromial process, ala, alveolar arch, alveolar ridge, gum ridge, alveolar process, acrosome, caruncle, caruncula, condyle, coronoid process, processus coronoideus, epicondyle, fimbria, apophysis, spicule, spiculum, osteophyte, papilla, appendix, vermiform appendix, vermiform process, cecal appendage, mastoid, mastoid process, mastoid bone, mastoidal, styloid process, pterygoid process, tuberosity, tubercle, eminence, zygomatic process, trochanter, transverse process, odontoid process, metaphysis, olecranon, olecranon process, ridge, excrescence, plant process, enation, basic cognitive process, higher cognitive process, condensation, defense mechanism, defense reaction, defence mechanism, defence reaction, defense, defence, citation, monition, process of monition, ticket, chelation, dealignment, decrease, decrement, degeneration, devolution, development, evolution, economic process, encapsulation, execution, instruction execution, human process, increase, increment, growth, industrial process, irreversible process, iteration, looping, loop, natural process, natural action, action, activity, operation, functioning, performance, organic process, biological process, photography, photomechanics, photoplatemaking, preservation, processing, reversible process, sensitization, sensitisation, shaping, defining, uptake, propagate, iodize, iodise, nitrate, tank, oxygenate, oxygenize, oxygenise, aerate, mercerize, mercerise, malt, fluoridate, fluoridize, fluoridise, creosote, chlorinate, carbonate, camphorate, bromate, brominate, ammoniate, irradiate, ray, scald, refine, nitrify, nitrogenize, nitrogenise, reverberate, curry, seed, dose, winnow, sulphur, sulfur, vulcanize, vulcanise, chrome, bituminize, bituminise, Agenize, Agenise, run, carboxylate, beneficiate, digest, fumigate, fume, air-condition, subpoena, coldwork, cold work, overwork, rework, make over, retread, rack, tool, till, file, parade, troop, promenade, goose step, countermarch, debouch, march out, expedite


Grouped Verbs: shape, form, work, mold, mould, forge, litigate


Derivational Morphology: work, work on, go, proceed, move, operate, serve, swear out, action, sue, litigate, summon, summons, cite, treatment, handling, processor, processing, central processing unit, CPU, C.P.U., central processor, mainframe, procedure, march, marching, litigation, judicial proceeding, lawsuit, suit, case, cause, causa, suer, petitioner, legal action, action at law


Language Translations:
Dutch: bewerken   French: recette  
Galician: proceso   German: Prozess  
Greek: (1) διεργασία   Ido: recepto  
Italian: azione   Japanese: 過程  
Norwegian: prosess   Portuguese: processo  
Spanish: proceso   Swedish: process  
Telugu: విధానం  
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