Definitions of process

  1. a natural prolongation or projection from a part of an organism either animal or plant; " a bony process"
  2. the performance of some composite cognitive activity; an operation that affects mental contents; " the process of thinking"; " the cognitive operation of remembering"
  3. march in a procession; " They processed into the dining room"
  4. a particular course of action intended to achieve a results; " the procedure of obtaining a driver's license"; " it was a process of trial and error"
  5. a mental process that you are not directly aware of; " the process of denial"
  6. 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
  7. 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"
  8. 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"
  9. 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"
  10. deliver a warrant or summons to someone; " He was processed by the sheriff"
  11. shape, form, or improve a material; " work stone into tools"; " process iron"; " work the metal"
  12. 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"
  13. ( psychology) the performance of some composite cognitive activity; an operation that affects mental contents; " the process of thinking"; " the cognitive operation of remembering"
  14. deal with in a routine way; " I'll handle that one"; " process a loan"; " process the applicants"
  15. A process or condition of acting or moving, as opposed to rest; the doing of something; exertion of power or force, as when one body acts on another; the effect of power exerted on one body by another; agency; activity; operation; as, the action of heat; a man of action.
  16. The act of proceeding; continued forward movement; procedure; progress; advance.
  17. A series of actions, motions, or occurrences; progressive act or transaction; continuous operation; normal or actual course or procedure; regular proceeding; as, the process of vegetation or decomposition; a chemical process; processes of nature.
  18. A statement of events; a narrative.
  19. Any marked prominence or projecting part, especially of a bone; anapophysis.
  20. The whole course of proceedings in a cause real or personal, civil or criminal, from the beginning to the end of the suit; strictly, the means used for bringing the defendant into court to answer to the action; -- a generic term for writs of the class called judicial.
  21. Act of going on; advance; progress; a series of motions, actions, or events; an act which continues and progresses; an operation, or number of operations, leading to some result; proceedings in a legal action; an order of court issued as a part of a legal action; in anatomy, an outgrowth from, or projecting part of, the body, as an animal's horn.
  22. 1. A method or mode of action employed in the attainment of a certain result. 2. An advance or progress, as of a disease, a pathological process. 3. A projection or outgrowth; see processus.
  23. An eminence or prolongation.
  24. A going forward: gradual progress: operation: the whole proceedings in an action or prosecution: series of measures: a projection on a bone.
  25. Progress; operation; projection in a bone.
  26. A course or method of operations; progress; course.
  27. An outgrowth; appendage.
  28. A judicial writ.
  29. A proceeding or moving forward; progress; operation; course; a series of changes or measures; the whole course of proceedings in a civil or criminal suit; any protuberance or projecting part of a bone. Mesne process, being an issue upon some collateral or interlocutory matter.
  30. Advance; gradual progress; course of operations or proceedings; series of changes in growth, decay, & c.; continual passage, as of time; in law, the whole course of proceedings in a cause; in anat., a projecting part of a bone; any protuberance.
  31. An outgrowth, prolongation, projection, or eminence of any structure.

Usage examples for process

  1. It would break in the process – The World Peril of 1910 by George Griffith
  2. But the process is just as certain, and the freedom greater in result. – As a Matter of Course by Annie Payson Call
  3. I wonder whether you could follow the process – The Legacy of Cain by Wilkie Collins
  4. They wound in and out of the ring for some time but at last the mouse was caught and " eaten," the eating process being the amusing part of the game. – The Chinese Boy and Girl by Isaac Taylor Headland
  5. At sea the process begins at once. – Some Principles of Maritime Strategy by Julian Stafford Corbett
  6. Then the process has commenced already. – The Captain of the Kansas by Louis Tracy
  7. I do not know the process – Letters written during a short residence in Sweden, Norway, and Denmark by Mary Wollstonecraft
  8. I dressed myself with unusual care, though the pain of my arm made the process a very slow one; and at last set out to pay my visit. – That Boy Of Norcott's by Charles James Lever
  9. And I can't say that either I or my family seem to have suffered much in the process – The Prairie Mother by Arthur Stringer
  10. Freedom is never true liberty unless it is a process an absolute Becoming; but Becoming can only be absolute by being moral. – The Reform of Education by Giovanni Gentile
  11. But that was within the natural process – A Grammar of Freethought by Chapman Cohen
  12. The process with them, may be accomplished without pain. – The Intellectual Life by =Philip Gilbert Hamerton
  13. He did not see the process but he was convinced she would become a Christian. – Callista by John Henry Cardinal Newman
  14. But have we really a right to speak of mind- reading itself as if it were such a simple process perhaps unusual, but not surprising, something like a slightly abnormal state? – Psychology and Social Sanity by Hugo Münsterberg
  15. The process is simple to a fault. – The Canadian Commonwealth by Agnes C. Laut
  16. They realize that the character of the Russian people is their greatest obstacle, and change in the Russian conception of Government service is a slow process – The Bullitt Mission to Russia by William C. Bullitt
  17. The process Macrobius described. – Historia Amoris: A History of Love, Ancient and Modern by Edgar Saltus
  18. But I have found that it is a shorter, not a longer, process – Guide to the Kindergarten and Intermediate Class and Moral Culture of Infancy. by Elizabeth P. Peabody Mary Mann
  19. There is as yet no evidence that such parties are in France in process of development. – The Governments of Europe by Frederic Austin Ogg
  20. Neither have I. But you must know in a general way what the process is. – In the Dark by Ronal Kayser