Progress; passage: the process of time; events now in process.
Law The entire course of a judicial proceeding.
Law A summons or writ ordering a defendant to appear in court.
Law The total quantity of summonses or writs issued in a particular proceeding.
Biology An outgrowth of tissue; a projecting part: a bony process.
Any of various photomechanical or photoengraving methods.
Computer Science A running software program or other computing operation.
Computer Science A part of a running software program or other computing operation that does a single task.
To put through the steps of a prescribed procedure: processing newly arrived immigrants; process an order.
To prepare, treat, or convert by subjecting to a special process: process ore to obtain minerals.
Law To serve with a summons or writ.
Law To institute legal proceedings against; prosecute.
Computer Science To perform operations on (data).
To gain an understanding or acceptance of; come to terms with: processed the traumatic event in therapy.
To straighten (hair) by a chemical process; conk.
Prepared or converted by a special process: process cheese.
Made by or used in any of several photomechanical or photoengraving processes: a process print.
To move along in or as if in a procession: "The man in the panama hat offered his arm and ... they processed into the dining room” ( Anita Brookner).