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'process' - used as a noun
1. a particular course of action intended to achieve a result
it was a process of trial and error
2. (psychology) the performance of some composite cognitive activity; an operation that affects mental contents
the process of thinking
3. 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
4. a mental process that you are not directly aware of
the process of denial
5. a natural prolongation or projection from a part of an organism either animal or plant
a bony process
6. 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

'process' - used as a verb
7. deal with in a routine way
process a loan
process the applicants
8. subject to a process or treatment, with the aim of readying for some purpose, improving, or remedying a condition
process cheese
process hair
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. institute legal proceedings against; file a suit against
He was warned that the district attorney would process him
11. shape, form, or improve a material
process iron
12. deliver a warrant or summons to someone
He was processed by the sheriff
13. march in a procession
They processed into the dining room

derived forms
1. Process / Plural
processes
2. Process / Past
processed
3. Process / Third Person
processes
4. Process / Present Participle
processing
Variations of 'process'
 
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The postage rate for a letter in 1693 was determined through how much light could pass through the letter. The postage rate would be more expensive if less light went through, and this process was called candling.