Meaning of PROCESS in English


I. noun (plural ~es) Etymology: Middle English proces, from Anglo-French procés, from Latin ~us, from procedere Date: 14th century 1. progress , advance , something going on ; proceeding , 2. a. a natural phenomenon marked by gradual changes that lead toward a particular result , a continuing natural or biological activity or function , a series of actions or operations conducing to an end, 3. the whole course of proceedings in a legal action, the summons, mandate, or writ used by a court to compel the appearance of the defendant in a legal action or compliance with its orders, a prominent or projecting part of an organism or organic structure , conk VI, II. transitive verb Date: 1532 1. to proceed against by law ; prosecute , b. to take out a summons against, to serve a summons on, 2. to subject to a special ~ or treatment (as in the course of manufacture or film development), b. to subject to or handle through an established usually routine set of procedures , to integrate sensory information received so that an action or response is generated , to subject to examination or analysis , to work (hair) into a conk, III. adjective Date: 1888 treated or made by a special ~ especially when involving synthesis or artificial modification, made by or used in a mechanical or photomechanical duplicating ~, of or involving illusory effects usually introduced during ~ing of the film, IV. intransitive verb Etymology: back-formation from 1~ion Date: 1814 to move in a ~ion

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