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Overview of noun process

The noun process has 6 senses? (first 2 from tagged texts)
1. (63) procedure, process

(a particular course of action intended to achieve a result; "the procedure of obtaining a driver's license"; "it was a process of trial and error")

2. (3) process, cognitive process, mental process, operation, cognitive operation

((psychology) the performance of some composite cognitive activity; an operation that affects mental contents; "the process of thinking"; "the cognitive operation of remembering")

3. summons, process

(a writ issued by authority of law; usually compels the defendant's attendance in a civil suit; failure to appear results in a default judgment against the defendant)

4. process, unconscious process

(a mental process that you are not directly aware of; "the process of denial")

5. process, outgrowth, appendage

(a natural prolongation or projection from a part of an organism either animal or plant; "a bony process")

6. process, physical process

(a sustained phenomenon or one marked by gradual changes through a series of states; "events now in process"; "the process of calcification begins later for boys than for girls")


Overview of verb process

The verb process has 7 senses? (first 3 from tagged texts)
1. (2) process, treat

(subject to a process or treatment, with the aim of readying for some purpose, improving, or remedying a condition; "process cheese"; "process hair"; "treat the water so it can be drunk"; "treat the lawn with chemicals" ; "treat an oil spill")

2. (1) process

(deal with in a routine way; "I'll handle that one"; "process a loan"; "process the applicants")

3. (1) process

(perform mathematical and logical operations on (data) according to programmed instructions in order to obtain the required information; "The results of the elections were still being processed when he gave his acceptance speech")

4. action, sue, litigate, process

(institute legal proceedings against; file a suit against; "He was warned that the district attorney would process him"; "She actioned the company for discrimination")

5. march, process

(march in a procession; "They processed into the dining room")

6. work, work on, process

(shape, form, or improve a material; "work stone into tools"; "process iron"; "work the metal")

7. serve, process, swear out

(deliver a warrant or summons to someone; "He was processed by the sheriff")

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