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  1. proc·ess
    IPA[ˈpräˌses]
  2. noun

    • 1. a series of actions or steps taken in order to achieve a particular end:

      military operations could jeopardize the peace process
    • 2. a natural or involuntary series of changes:

      the aging process
    • 3. a systematic series of mechanized or chemical operations that are performed in order to produce or manufacture something:

      the modern block printer needs to accommodate all the traditional factory processes in one shop
    • 4. a series of interdependent operations carried out by computer.

    • 5. relating to or denoting printing using ink in three colors (cyan, magenta, and yellow) and black to produce a complete range of color:

      process inks
    • 6. a summons or writ requiring a person to appear in court.

    • 7. a natural appendage or outgrowth on or in an organism, such as a protuberance on a bone.

    verb

    • 1. perform a series of mechanical or chemical operations on (something) in order to change or preserve it:

      the various stages in processing the wool
    • 2. deal with (someone) using an official and established procedure:

      the immigration authorities who processed him
    • 3. operate on (computer data) by means of a program.

    • 4. another term for conk

  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: process, plural noun: processes

    • verb

      walk or march in procession:
    • noun

      a series of actions or steps taken in order to achieve a particular end:

      a natural series of changes:

    • verb

      perform a series of mechanical or chemical operations on (something) in order to change or preserve it:

      deal with (someone or something) using an official procedure:

    • verb

      walk or march in procession:
    • noun

      a flattened triangular projection above the angle of the jaw where the temporalis muscle is attached.

      a projection from the front of the ulna forming part of the articulation of the elbow.

    • noun

      an industrial process for producing ammonia from nitrogen and hydrogen, using an iron catalyst at high temperature and pressure.
    • noun

      the branch of engineering that is concerned with industrial processes, especially continuous ones such as the production of petrochemicals.
    • noun

      a full-color printing method using four templates, for magenta, cyan, yellow, and black.
    • noun

      an unconscious thought process that arises from the pleasure principle and is irrational and not subject to compulsion, such as condensation, which occurs in dreaming, or displacement, which occurs in the formation of a phobia.
    • noun

      a conical prominence of the temporal bone behind the ear, to which neck muscles are attached, and which has air spaces linked to the middle ear.
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