Definitions for process

Definitions for (noun) process

Main entry: physical process, process

Definition: a sustained phenomenon or one marked by gradual changes through a series of states

Usage: events now in process; the process of calcification begins later for boys than for girls

Main entry: procedure, process

Definition: a particular course of action intended to achieve a result

Usage: the procedure of obtaining a driver's license; it was a process of trial and error

Main entry: process, appendage, outgrowth

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

Usage: a bony process

Main entry: cognitive operation, cognitive process, operation, mental process, process

Definition: (psychology) the performance of some composite cognitive activity; an operation that affects mental contents

Usage: the process of thinking; the cognitive operation of remembering

Main entry: process, unconscious process

Definition: a mental process that you are not directly aware of

Usage: the process of denial

Main entry: process, summons

Definition: 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

Definitions for (verb) process

Main entry: treat, process

Definition: subject to a process or treatment, with the aim of readying for some purpose, improving, or remedying a condition

Usage: process cheese; process hair; treat the water so it can be drunk; treat the lawn with chemicals; treat an oil spill

Main entry: process

Definition: perform mathematical and logical operations on (data) according to programmed instructions in order to obtain the required information

Usage: The results of the elections were still being processed when he gave his acceptance speech

Main entry: process, serve, swear out

Definition: deliver a warrant or summons to someone

Usage: He was processed by the sheriff

Main entry: process, work, work on

Definition: shape, form, or improve a material

Usage: work stone into tools; process iron; work the metal

Main entry: march, process

Definition: march in a procession

Usage: They processed into the dining room

Main entry: process

Definition: deal with in a routine way

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

Main entry: process, action, litigate, sue

Definition: institute legal proceedings against; file a suit against

Usage: He was warned that the district attorney would process him; She actioned the company for discrimination

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