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process

noun

1 process

A particular course of action intended to achieve a result:
— It was a process of trial and error.

synonym: procedure.

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Dutch: bereidingswijze, procedure, receptuur
Polish: postępowanie, procedura



2 process

psychology The performance of some composite cognitive activity; an operation that affects mental contents:
— The process of thinking.

synonyms: cognitive operation, cognitive process, mental process, operation.

Polish: proces psychiczny

3 process

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.

synonym: summons.

Dutch: aanmaning, maanbrief

4 process

A mental process that you are not directly aware of:
— The process of denial.

synonym: unconscious process.

5 process

A natural prolongation or projection from a part of an organism either animal or plant:
— A bony process.

synonyms: appendage, outgrowth.

Polish: wyrostek

6 process

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.

synonym: physical process.

Dutch: fysische processen, proces
Polish: proces

verb

1 process

Subject to a process or treatment, with the aim of readying for some purpose, improving, or remedying a condition:
— Process cheese.
— Process hair.

synonym: treat.

Dutch: bewerken, verwerken

2 process

Deal with in a routine way.

3 process

Perform mathematical and logical operations on (data) according to programmed instructions in order to obtain the required information.

4 process

Institute legal proceedings against; file a suit against:
— He was warned that the district attorney would process him.

synonyms: action, litigate, sue.

Dutch: aanklagen, aanspannen

5 process

March in a procession:
— They processed into the dining room.

synonym: march.

6 process

Shape, form, or improve a material:
— Process iron.

synonyms: work, work on.

Dutch: bewerken

7 process

Deliver a warrant or summons to someone:
— He was processed by the sheriff.

synonyms: serve, swear out.


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