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acheson process

  • noun an industrial process for making graphite by heating a mixture of coke and clay
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acromial process

  • noun the outermost point of the spine of the shoulder blade
    acromion.
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adiabatic process

  • noun (thermodynamics) any process that occurs without gain or loss of heat
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administrative data processing

  • noun data processing in accounting or business management
    administrative data processing.
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alveolar process

  • noun a ridge that forms the borders of the upper and lower jaws and contains the sockets of the teeth
    gum ridge; alveolar process; alveolar ridge.
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Alveolar processes

  • noun a ridge that forms the borders of the upper and lower jaws and contains the sockets of the teeth
    gum ridge; alveolar process; alveolar ridge.
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  • the processes of the maxillary bones, containing the sockets of the teeth.
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automatic data processing

  • noun data processing by a computer
    ADP.
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automatic data processing system

  • noun a system of one or more computers and associated software with common storage
    ADPS; ADP system; computing system; computer system.
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background processing

  • noun the execution of low priority programs while higher priority programs are not using the processing system
    backgrounding.
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basic cognitive process

  • noun cognitive processes involved in obtaining and storing knowledge
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batch processing

  • noun the serial execution of computer programs
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benday process

  • noun a photoengraving technique for adding shading or texture or tone to a printed image
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bessemer process

  • noun an industrial process for making steel using a Bessemer converter to blast air through molten iron and thus burning the excess carbon and impurities; the first successful method of making steel in quantity at low cost
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biological process

  • noun a process occurring in living organisms
    biological process.
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bodily process

  • noun an organic process that takes place in the body
    bodily function; bodily process; activity.
    • respiratory activity
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body process

  • noun an organic process that takes place in the body
    bodily function; bodily process; activity.
    • respiratory activity
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business data processing

  • noun data processing in accounting or business management
    administrative data processing.
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carbon process

  • noun a process of printing on paper coated with bichromated gelatin containing pigment
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central processing unit

  • noun (computer science) the part of a computer (a microprocessor chip) that does most of the data processing
    C.P.U.; mainframe; processor; central processor; CPU.
    • the CPU and the memory form the central part of a computer to which the peripherals are attached
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chemical process

  • noun (chemistry) any process determined by the atomic and molecular composition and structure of the substances involved
    chemical change; chemical action.
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cognitive process

  • noun (psychology) the performance of some composite cognitive activity; an operation that affects mental contents
    process; operation; cognitive process; cognitive operation.
    • the process of thinking
    • the cognitive operation of remembering
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Collodion process

  • (Photog.), a process in which a film of sensitized collodion is used in preparing the plate for taking a picture.
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command processing overhead

  • noun (computer science) the processing time required by a device prior to the execution of a command
    overhead; command processing overhead; command overhead.
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command processing overhead time

  • noun (computer science) the processing time required by a device prior to the execution of a command
    overhead; command processing overhead; command overhead.
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compulsory process

  • noun the right of a defendant to have a court use its subpoena power to compel the appearance of material witnesses before the court
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condylar process

  • noun the condyle of the ramus of the mandible that articulates with the skull
    mandibular condyle; condylar process.
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condyloid process

  • noun the condyle of the ramus of the mandible that articulates with the skull
    mandibular condyle; condylar process.
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coronoid process

  • noun a sharp triangular process projecting from a bone
    processus coronoideus.
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coronoid process of the mandible

  • noun the coronoid process that provides an attachment for the temporal muscle
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cyanide process

  • noun an industrial process for extracting gold and silver by treating ore with a sodium cyanide solution
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data processing

  • noun (computer science) a series of operations on data by a computer in order to retrieve or transform or classify information
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Deacon's process

  • from H. Deacon, who introduced it (Chem.), a method of obtaining chlorine gas by passing hydrochloric acid gas over heated slag which has been previously saturated with a solution of some metallic salt, as sulphate of copper.
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decoction process

  • noun (brewing) a process in which part of the mash is removed and boiled and then returned
    decoction mashing.
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Direct process

  • (Metal.), one which yields metal in working condition by a single process from the ore. Knight.
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distributed data processing

  • noun data processing in which some of the functions are performed in different places and connected by transmission facilities
    distributed data processing; teleprocessing.
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dry plate process

  • noun a former photographic method that used a glass plate coated with a light-sensitive gelatinous emulsion
    dry plate.
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Dry-plate process

  • the process of photographing with dry plates.
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due process

  • noun (law) the administration of justice according to established rules and principles; based on the principle that a person cannot be deprived of life or liberty or property without appropriate legal procedures and safeguards
    due process.
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due process of law

  • noun (law) the administration of justice according to established rules and principles; based on the principle that a person cannot be deprived of life or liberty or property without appropriate legal procedures and safeguards
    due process.
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dutch-processed cocoa

  • noun cocoa powder treated with a mild alkalizing agent (such as baking soda)
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economic process

  • noun any process affecting the production and development and management of material wealth
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electronic data processing

  • noun automatic data processing by electronic means without the use of tabulating cards or punched tapes
    EDP.
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Ensiform cartilage, ∧ Ensiform process

  • . (Anat.) See Xiphisternum.
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Final process

  • (Practice), a writ of execution in an action at law. Burrill.
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foreground processing

  • noun the execution of a program that preempts the use of the processing system
    foregrounding.
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fractional process

  • noun a process that uses heat to separate a substance into its components
    fractionation.
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Gelatin process

  • a name applied to a number of processes in the arts, involving the use of gelatin. Especially: (a) (Photog.) A dry-plate process in which gelatin is used as a substitute for collodion as the sensitized material. This is the dry-plate process in general use, and plates of extreme sensitiveness are produced by it. (b) (Print.) A method of producing photographic copies of drawings, engravings, printed pages, etc., and also of photographic pictures, which can be printed from in a press with ink, or (in some applications of the process) which can be used as the molds of stereotype or electrotype plates. (c) (Print. or Copying) A method of producing facsimile copies of an original, written or drawn in aniline ink upon paper, thence transferred to a cake of gelatin softened with glycerin, from which impressions are taken upon ordinary paper.
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geologic process

  • noun (geology) a natural process whereby geological features are modified
    geologic process.
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geological process

  • noun (geology) a natural process whereby geological features are modified
    geologic process.
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German process

  • (Metal.), the process of reducing copper ore in a blast furnace, after roasting, if necessary. Raymond.
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haber process

  • noun an industrial process for producing ammonia from nitrogen and hydrogen by combining them under high pressure in the presence of an iron catalyst
    Haber process.
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haber-bosch process

  • noun an industrial process for producing ammonia from nitrogen and hydrogen by combining them under high pressure in the presence of an iron catalyst
    Haber process.
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higher cognitive process

  • noun cognitive processes that presuppose the availability of knowledge and put it to use
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human process

  • noun a process in which human beings are involved
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In process

  • in the condition of advance, accomplishment, transaction, or the like; begun, and not completed.
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industrial process

  • noun a systematic series of mechanical or chemical operations that produce or manufacture something
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information processing

  • noun the sciences concerned with gathering, manipulating, storing, retrieving, and classifying recorded information
    informatics; IP; information science.
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information processing system

  • noun a machine for performing calculations automatically
    data processor; computing machine; computing device; electronic computer; computer.
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integrated data processing

  • noun automatic data processing in which data acquisition and other stages or processing are integrated into a coherent system
    IDP.
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irreversible process

  • noun any process that is not reversible
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Jury process

  • (Law), the process by which a jury is summoned in a cause, and by which their attendance is enforced. Burrill.
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Leblanc's process

  • (Chem.), the process of manufacturing soda by treating salt with sulphuric acid, reducing the sodium sulphate so formed to sodium sulphide by roasting with charcoal, and converting the sodium sulphide to sodium carbonate by roasting with lime.
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linguistic process

  • noun a process involved in human language
  • noun the cognitive processes involved in producing and understanding linguistic communication
    language.
    • he didn't have the language to express his feelings
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list processing

  • noun processing data that is given in the form of chained lists
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list-processing language

  • noun a flexible procedure-oriented programing language that manipulates symbols in the form of lists
    LISP.
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markoff process

  • noun a simple stochastic process in which the distribution of future states depends only on the present state and not on how it arrived in the present state
    Markoff process.
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markov process

  • noun a simple stochastic process in which the distribution of future states depends only on the present state and not on how it arrived in the present state
    Markoff process.
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mastoid process

  • noun process of the temporal bone behind the ear at the base of the skull
    mastoid bone; mastoidal; mastoid.
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mathematical process

  • noun (mathematics) calculation by mathematical methods
    mathematical operation; operation.
    • the problems at the end of the chapter demonstrated the mathematical processes involved in the derivation
    • they were learning the basic operations of arithmetic
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mental process

  • noun (psychology) the performance of some composite cognitive activity; an operation that affects mental contents
    process; operation; cognitive process; cognitive operation.
    • the process of thinking
    • the cognitive operation of remembering
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Mesne process

  • intermediate process; process intervening between the beginning and end of a suit, sometimes understood to be the whole process preceding the execution. Blackstone. Burrill.
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metabolic process

  • noun the organic processes (in a cell or organism) that are necessary for life
    metabolism.
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mineral processing

  • noun crushing and separating ore into valuable substances or waste by any of a variety of techniques
    mineral extraction; mineral processing; beneficiation; ore dressing; mineral dressing.
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natural language processing

  • noun the branch of information science that deals with natural language information
    human language technology; NLP.
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natural language processing application

  • noun an application program that deals with natural language text
    natural language processor.
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natural process

  • noun a process existing in or produced by nature (rather than by the intent of human beings)
    action; natural action; activity.
    • the action of natural forces
    • volcanic activity
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odontoid process

  • noun a toothlike process at the back of 2nd vertebra of the neck
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Odontoid process, ∨ Odontoid peg

  • (Anat.), the anterior process of the centrum of the second vertebra, or axis, in birds and mammals. See Axis.
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olecranon process

  • noun process of the ulna that forms the outer bump of the elbow and fits into the fossa of the humerus when the arm is extended
    olecranon.
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Open-hearth process

  • noun a process for making steel using an open-hearth furnace
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  • (Steel Manuf.), a process by which melted cast iron is converted into steel by the addition of wrought iron, or iron ore and manganese, and by exposure to heat in an open-hearth furnace; also called the Siemens-Martin process, from the inventors.
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ore processing

  • noun crushing and separating ore into valuable substances or waste by any of a variety of techniques
    mineral extraction; mineral processing; beneficiation; ore dressing; mineral dressing.
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organic process

  • noun a process occurring in living organisms
    biological process.
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parallel processing

  • noun simultaneous processing by two or more processing units
    multiprocessing.
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pathologic process

  • noun an organic process occurring as a consequence of disease
    pathologic process.
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pathological process

  • noun an organic process occurring as a consequence of disease
    pathologic process.
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peace process

  • noun any social process undertaken by governments who want their citizens to believe they are trying to avoid armed hostilities
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photogelatin process

  • noun a photomechanical printing process that uses a glass plate with a gelatin surface that carries the image to be reproduced; can be used with one or more colors
    collotype printing; collotype.
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physical process

  • noun a sustained phenomenon or one marked by gradual changes through a series of states
    process.
    • events now in process
    • the process of calcification begins later for boys than for girls
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plant process

  • noun a natural projection or outgrowth from a plant body or organ
    enation.
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printing process

  • noun reproduction by applying ink to paper as for publication
    printing.
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priority processing

  • noun data processing in which the operations performed are determined by a system of priorities
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process cheese

  • noun made by blending several lots of cheese
    process cheese.
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Process milling

  • the process of high milling for grinding flour. See under Milling.
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process of monition

  • noun a summons issued after the filing of a libel or claim directing all parties concerned to show cause why the judgment asked for should not be granted
    monition.
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process printing

  • noun a method of printing colored reproductions from halftone plates
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process-server

  • noun someone who personally delivers a process (a writ compelling attendance in court) or court papers to the defendant
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processed cheese

  • noun made by blending several lots of cheese
    process cheese.
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processing time

  • noun the time it takes to complete a prescribed procedure
    • they increased output by decreasing processing time
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psychoanalytic process

  • noun a process that is assumed to occur in psychoanalytic theory
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Pterygoid process

  • noun two bony processes descending from the body of the sphenoid bone
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  • (Anat.), a process projecting downward from either side of the sphenoid bone, in man divided into two plates, an inner and an outer. The posterior nares pass through the space, called the pterygoid fossa, between the processes.
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pyrochemical process

  • noun processes for chemical reactions at high temperatures
    pyrochemistry.
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real-time processing

  • noun data processing fast enough to keep up with an outside process
    real-time operation.
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remote-access data processing

  • noun data processing in which some of the functions are performed in different places and connected by transmission facilities
    distributed data processing; teleprocessing.
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representational process

  • noun any basic cognitive process in which some entity comes to stand for or represent something else
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Reversible process

  • noun any process in which a system can be made to pass through the same states in the reverse order when the process is reversed
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  • (Thermodynamics), any process consisting of a cycle of operations such that the different operations of the cycle can be performed in reverse order with a reversal of their effects.
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right to due process

  • noun a right guaranteed by the Fifth Amendment to the US Constitution; reaffirmed by the Fourteenth Amendment
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semi-processed

  • adjective satellite having been subjected to partial processing
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serial processing

  • noun sequential processing by two or more processing units
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Service of a writ, process, etc.

  • (Law), personal delivery or communication of the writ or process, etc., to the party to be affected by it, so as to subject him to its operation; the reading of it to the person to whom notice is intended to be given, or the leaving of an attested copy with the person or his attorney, or at his usual place of abode.
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service of process

  • noun the act of delivering a writ or summons upon someone
    serving; service.
    • he accepted service of the subpoena
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siemens-martin process

Sie"mens-Mar`tin proc"ess
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  1. See Open-hearth process, etc., under Open.
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social process

  • noun a process involved in the formation of groups of persons
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solvay process

  • noun an industrial process for producing sodium carbonate from sodium chloride and ammonia and carbon dioxide
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Spinous process of a vertebra

  • (Anat.), the dorsal process of the neural arch of a vertebra; a neurapophysis.
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stationary stochastic process

  • noun a stochastic process in which the distribution of the random variables is the same for any value of the variable parameter
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stochastic process

  • noun a statistical process involving a number of random variables depending on a variable parameter (which is usually time)
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Styloid process

  • noun extends from the base of the temporal bone
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  • (Anat.), a long and slender process from the lower side of the temporal bone of man, corresponding to the tympanohyal and stylohyal of other animals.
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surgical process

  • noun a medical procedure involving an incision with instruments; performed to repair damage or arrest disease in a living body
    surgical operation; surgical procedure; operation; surgery.
    • they will schedule the operation as soon as an operating room is available
    • he died while undergoing surgery
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thought process

  • noun the process of using your mind to consider something carefully
    cerebration; thinking; mentation; thought; intellection.
    • thinking always made him frown
    • she paused for thought
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To serve a process

  • (Law), in general, to read it, so as to give due notice to the party concerned, or to leave an attested copy with him or his attorney, or his usual place of abode.
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transverse process

  • noun one of two processes that extend from each vertebra and provide the point of articulation for the ribs
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Trustee process

  • (Law), a process by which a creditor may attach his debtor's goods, effects, and credits, in the hands of a third person; called, in some States, the process of foreign attachment, garnishment, or factorizing process. U. S.
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unconscious process

  • noun a mental process that you are not directly aware of
    process.
    • the process of denial
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vermiform process

  • noun a vestigial process that extends from the lower end of the cecum and that resembles a small pouch
    cecal appendage; appendix; vermiform appendix.
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weldon's process

Wel"don's proc"ess
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  1. (Chem.) A process for the recovery or regeneration of manganese dioxide in the manufacture of chlorine, by means of milk of lime and the oxygen of the air; -- so called after the inventor.
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word processing

  • noun rapid and efficient processing (storage and printing) of linguistic data for composition and editing
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word processing system

  • noun an application that provides the user with tools needed to write and edit and format text and to send it to a printer
    word processor.
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xiphoid process

  • noun smallest of the three parts of the breastbone; articulates with the corpus sternum and the seventh rib
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Zygomatic process

  • noun a slender process of the temporal bone that strengthens the zygomatic arch
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  • a process of the temporal or squamosal bone helping to form the zygomatic arch.
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