noun 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
noun (psychology) the performance of some composite cognitive activity; an operation that affects mental contents
operation; cognitive process; mental process; cognitive operation.
the process of thinking
the cognitive operation of remembering
noun 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
noun a mental process that you are not directly aware of
the process of denial
noun a natural prolongation or projection from a part of an organism either animal or plant
a bony process
noun 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
verb subject to a process or treatment, with the aim of readying for some purpose, improving, or remedying a condition
treat the water so it can be drunk
treat the lawn with chemicals
treat an oil spill
verb deal with in a routine way
I'll handle that one
process a loan
process the applicants
verb 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
verb institute legal proceedings against; file a suit against
action; sue; litigate.
He was warned that the district attorney would process him
She actioned the company for discrimination
verb march in a procession
They processed into the dining room
verb shape, form, or improve a material
work on; work.
work stone into tools
work the metal
verb deliver a warrant or summons to someone
swear out; serve.
He was processed by the sheriff
F. procès, L. processus. See Proceed.
The act of proceeding; continued forward movement; procedure; progress; advance. "Long process of time."
The thoughts of men are widened with the process of the suns.
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.
Tell her the process of Antonio's end.
A statement of events; a narrative. Obs.
(Anat. & Zoöl.)Any marked prominence or projecting part, especially of a bone; anapophysis.
(Law)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.