Definitions English

  • 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.
  • See conk3.
  • 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).