Meaning of PROCESS in English


Function: transitive verb

Date: 1532

1 a : to proceed against by law : PROSECUTE b (1) : to take out a summons against (2) : to serve a summons on

2 a : to subject to a special process or treatment (as in the course of manufacture or film development) b (1) : to subject to or handle through an established usually routine set of procedures < process insurance claims> (2) : to integrate sensory information received so that an action or response is generated <the brain process es visual images relayed from the retina> (3) : to subject to examination or analysis <computers process data> c : to work (hair) into a conk

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