process


process
process
process1 [prä′ses΄, prä′səs; ] chiefly Brit & Cdn [, prō′ ses΄, prō′səs]
n.
pl. processes [prä′ses΄iz, prä′səs iz; prä′sə sēz΄] [ME < OFr proces < L processus, pp. of procedere: see PROCEED]
1. the course of being done: chiefly in in process
2. course (of time, etc.)
3. a continuing development involving many changes [the process of digestion]
4. a particular method of doing something, generally involving a number of steps or operations
5. a man's hairstyle in which the hair is straightened by applying a chemical preparation and styled
6. Anat. a projection or outgrowth from a larger structure, usually a bone [the alveolar process of the jaw]
7. Biol. an appendage or projecting part of an organism
8. Law
a) an action or suit
b) a writ or summons directing a defendant to appear in court or enforcing compliance with a court's orders
c) the total of such writs in any action or proceeding
vt.
1. to prepare by or subject to a special process or method
2. to straighten and style (hair) by the use of a chemical preparation
3. Law
a) to prosecute
b) to serve a process on
adj.
1. prepared by a special treatment or process
2. of, made by, used in, or using photomechanical or photoengraving methods
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in the process of or in process of
in or during the course of
processual [prō sesh′oo əl, prəsesh′oo əl]
adj.
process2 [prə ses′, prōses′]
vi.
[back-form. < PROCESSION]
to go in a procession

English World dictionary. . 2014.

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