~ 1 [ 'prəʊsɛs ]
1》 a series of actions or steps towards achieving a particular end.
↘a natural series of changes.
2》 Law a summons to appear in court.
3》 Biology & Anatomy a natural appendage or outgrowth on or in an organism.
4》 [as modifier ] Printing relating to or denoting printing using ink in three colours (cyan, magenta, and yellow) and black.
■ verb perform a series of operations to change or preserve.
↘ Computing operate on (data) by means of a program.
↘deal with, using an established procedure.
ME: from OFr. proces , from L. ~us 'progression, course', from procedere (see proceed ).
~ 2 [ prə'sɛs ]
■ verb walk in ~ion.
C19: back-form. from ~ion .