Definition of proces
1. process [ v ] deal with in a routine way
Examples: : "I'll handle that one" "process a loan" "process the applicants"
(Thomas Anderson, Here Comes Pete Now....)
Having nothing else to do except wait for my forms to be processed , I gave myself over to speculations concerning the hall itself .Synonyms process Related Terms manage procedure
2. process [ v ] subject to a process or treatment, with the aim of readying for some purpose, improving, or remedying a condition
Examples: "process cheese" "process hair" "treat the water so it can be drunk" "treat the lawn with chemicals" "treat an oil spill"
(Organic Gardening and Farming,...)
One of the most attractive things about avocados is that they do not require processing of any kind .
(Handbook of Federal Aids to Communities. U.S. Dep...)
To be eligible to borrow from a Bank_for_Cooperatives , a cooperative must be an association in which farmers act together in processing and marketing farm products , purchasing farm supplies , or furnishing farm business services , and must meet the requirements set_forth in the Farm_Credit_Act_of_1933 , as amended .Synonyms process treat Related Terms affect run dose digest sulphur irradiate nitrate propagate creosote chlorinate tank fluoridate carbonate camphorate reverberate refine malt oxygenate winnow carboxylate vulcanize chrome bituminize scald agenize curry bromate seed beneficiate ammoniate mercerize iodize fumigate air-condition nitrify treatment processing
3. process [ n ] a particular course of action intended to achieve a results
Examples: "the procedure of obtaining a driver's license" "it was a process of trial and error"
(Musical America, LXXXI:5...)
In the process , his native endowments were stretched , strengthened and disciplined to serve their human purpose .
(John R. Sargent, "Where To Aim Your Planning for Bigger...)
Companies of all types have made great advances in production capabilities and efficiencies - in modern equipment and new processes , enlarged R_+_D facilities , faster new product development .
On_the_other_hand , the process of obsoleting an old product and introducing the new one is usually mighty expensive .
Has your company developed selection and training processes that are geared to providing the caliber of salesmen you will need in the next 10 yr. ?
(James Boylan, "Mutinity"...)
North and south , east and west , back_and_forth he sailed in the land-locked bay , plowing furiously forward until land appeared , then turning to repeat the process , day_after_day , week_after_week .Synonyms process procedure Related Terms activity routine condition calculation stiffening operating_procedure indirection fingerprinting rule mapping diagnostic_procedure emergency_procedure Bertillon_system rigmarole experimental_procedure medical_procedure genetic_fingerprinting work
4. process [ v ] perform mathematical and logical operations on (data) according to programmed instructions in order to obtain the required information
Examples: "The results of the elections were still being processed when he gave his acceptance speech"
(Frank Lorimer, Demographic Information on...)
The first sampling census in the Congo extended over a three-year period , 1955 - 57 ; the results were still being processed in 1959 .Synonyms process Related Terms calculate central_processing_unit
5. process [ n ] a sustained phenomenon or one marked by gradual changes through a series of states
Examples: "events now in process" "the process of calcification begins later for boys than for girls"
(Norman Kent, "The Watercolor Art of Roy M. Mason"...)
As a boy Roy_Mason began the long process of extracting the goodness of the out-of-doors , its tang of weather , its change of seasons , its variable moods .
What I have observed time_and_time_again is a process of integration , integration that begins as abstract design and gradually takes_on recognizable form ; color patterns that are made to weave throughout the whole composition ; and that over_all , amazing control of large washes which is the Mason stylemark .
(Walter H. Buchsbaum, "Advances in Medical Electronics"...)
By combining the talents of a medical_man , Dr._Aterman , a biophysicist , Mr._Berkely , and an electronics expert , Dr._Zworykin , this novel technique has been developed which promises to open broad avenues to understanding life processes .
The medical title of `` Lobar_Ventilation_in_Man '' by Drs._C._J._Martin and A._C._Young , covers a brief paper which is one part of a much larger effort to apply electronics to the study of the respiratory process .
(Gibson Winter, The Suburban Captivity of the...)
If economic integration really shapes congregational life , then evangelism should be a process of extending economic integration .Synonyms process Related Terms phenomenon development natural_process operation increase processing degeneration shaping dealignment adiabatic_process economic_process reversible_process encapsulation decrease chelation uptake iteration irreversible_process preservation looping execution industrial_process human_process photomechanics organic_process sensitisation photography
6. process [ v ] institute legal proceedings against; file a suit against
Examples: "He was warned that the district attorney would process him" "She actioned the company for discrimination"
7. process [ n ] (psychology) the performance of some composite cognitive activity; an operation that affects mental contents
Examples: "the process of thinking" "the cognitive operation of remembering"
(Harold Rosenberg, "The Trial and Eichmann"...)
It was the conclusion of the first phase of a process of tragic recollection , and of refining the recollection , that will last as_long_as there are Jews .
(John F. Hayward, "Mimesis and Symbol in the Arts"...)
Later abstractive and rational processes may indicate errors of judgment in these apprehensions of value , but the apprehensions themselves are the primary stuff of experience .
Whitehead contends that the human way of understanding existence as a unity of interlocking and interdependent processes which constitute each_other and which cause each_other to be and not to be is possible only because the basic form of such an understanding , for all its vagueness and tendency to mistake the detail , is initially given in the way man feels the world .Synonyms process cognitive_operation operation act mental_process cognitive_process Related Terms cognition basic_cognitive_process higher_cognitive_process psychology
8. process [ v ] shape, form, or improve a material
Examples: "work stone into tools" "process iron" "work the metal"
9. process [ v ] deliver a warrant or summons to someone
Examples: "He was processed by the sheriff"
10. process [ v ] march in a procession
Examples: "They processed into the dining room"
11. process [ n ] 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 defendantSynonyms process summons Related Terms writ citation ticket monition law summon
12. process [ n ] a mental process that you are not directly aware of
Examples: "the process of denial"
13. process [ n ] a natural prolongation or projection from a part of an organism either animal or plant
Examples: "a bony process"