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    process - Dictionary definition and meaning for word process

    Definition
    (noun) a particular course of action intended to achieve a result
    Synonyms : procedure
    Example Sentence
    • the procedure of obtaining a driver's license
    • it was a process of trial and error
    Definition
    (noun) (psychology) the performance of some composite cognitive activity; an operation that affects mental contents
    Example Sentence
    • the process of thinking
    • the cognitive operation of remembering
    Definition
    (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
    Synonyms : summons
    Definition
    (noun) a mental process that you are not directly aware of
    Synonyms : unconscious process
    Example Sentence
    • the process of denial
    Definition
    (noun) a natural prolongation or projection from a part of an organism either animal or plant
    Synonyms : appendage , outgrowth
    Example Sentence
    • a bony process
    Definition
    (noun) a sustained phenomenon or one marked by gradual changes through a series of states
    Synonyms : physical process
    Example Sentence
    • events now in process
    • the process of calcification begins later for boys than for girls
    Definition
    (verb) subject to a process or treatment, with the aim of readying for some purpose, improving, or remedying a condition
    Synonyms : treat
    Example Sentence
    • process cheese
    • process hair
    • treat the water so it can be drunk
    • treat the lawn with chemicals
    • treat an oil spill
    Definition
    (verb) deal with in a routine way
    Example Sentence
    • I'll handle that one
    • process a loan
    • process the applicants
    Definition
    (verb) perform mathematical and logical operations on (data) according to programmed instructions in order to obtain the required information
    Example Sentence
    • The results of the elections were still being processed when he gave his acceptance speech
    Definition
    (verb) institute legal proceedings against; file a suit against
    Synonyms : action , litigate , sue
    Example Sentence
    • He was warned that the district attorney would process him
    • She actioned the company for discrimination
    Definition
    (verb) march in a procession
    Synonyms : march
    Example Sentence
    • They processed into the dining room
    Definition
    (verb) shape, form, or improve a material
    Synonyms : work , work on
    Example Sentence
    • work stone into tools
    • process iron
    • work the metal
    Definition
    (verb) deliver a warrant or summons to someone
    Synonyms : serve , swear out
    Example Sentence
    • He was processed by the sheriff
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