|1.||a series of actions that produce a change or development: the process of digestion|
|2.||a method of doing or producing something|
|3.||a forward movement|
|4.||the course of time|
|5.||a. a summons, writ, etc, commanding a person to appear in court|
|b. the whole proceedings in an action at law|
|6.||a natural outgrowth or projection of a part, organ, or organism|
|7.||a distinct subtask of a computer system which can be regarded as proceeding in parallel with other subtasks of the system|
|8.||(modifier) relating to the general preparation of a printing forme or plate by the use, at some stage, of photography|
|9.||(modifier) denoting a film, film scene, shot, etc, made by techniques that produce unusual optical effects|
|10.||to subject to a routine procedure; handle|
|11.||to treat or prepare by a special method, esp to treat (food) in order to preserve it: to process cheese|
|12.||a. to institute legal proceedings against|
|b. to serve a process on|
|a. to develop, rinse, fix, wash, and dry (exposed film, etc)|
|b. to produce final prints or slides from (undeveloped film)|
|14.||computing to perform mathematical and logical operations on (data) according to programmed instructions in order to obtain the required information|
|15.||to prepare (food) using a food processor|
|[C14: from Old French procès, from Latin prōcessus an advancing, from prōcēdere to |
process proc·ess (prŏs'ěs', prō'sěs')
n. pl. proc·ess·es (prŏs'ěs'ĭz, prō'sěs'-, prŏs'ĭ-sēz', prō'sĭ-)
A series of actions, changes, or functions bringing about a result.
Advance or progress, as of a disease.
An outgrowth of tissue; a projecting part, as of a bone.