Meaning of PROCESS in English

PROCESS

1. n. & v.

--n.

1. a course of action or proceeding, esp. a series of stages in manufacture or some other operation.

2 the progress or course of something (in process of construction).

3 a natural or involuntary operation or series of changes (the process of growing old).

4 an action at law; a summons or writ.

5 Anat., Zool., & Bot. a natural appendage or outgrowth on an organism.

--v.tr.

1. handle or deal with by a particular process.

2 treat (food, esp. to prevent decay) (processed cheese).

3 Computing operate on (data) by means of a program.

Phrases and idioms:

in process of time as time goes on. process server a sheriff's officer who serves writs.

Derivatives:

processable adj.

Etymology: ME f. OF proces f. L processus (as PROCEED) 2. v.intr. walk in procession.

Etymology: back-form. f. PROCESSION

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.