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Meaning of process

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

      n 1: 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" [syn: {procedure}, {process}]
      2: (psychology) the performance of some composite cognitive
         activity; an operation that affects mental contents; "the
         process of thinking"; "the cognitive operation of
         remembering" [syn: {process}, {cognitive process}, {mental
         process}, {operation}, {cognitive operation}]
      3: 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 [syn:
         {summons}, {process}]
      4: a mental process that you are not directly aware of; "the
         process of denial" [syn: {process}, {unconscious process}]
      5: a natural prolongation or projection from a part of an
         organism either animal or plant; "a bony process" [syn:
         {process}, {outgrowth}, {appendage}]
      6: 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" [syn: {process}, {physical process}]
      v 1: 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" [syn: {process}, {treat}]
      2: deal with in a routine way; "I'll handle that one"; "process
         a loan"; "process the applicants"
      3: 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: institute legal proceedings against; file a suit against; "He
         was warned that the district attorney would process him";
         "She actioned the company for discrimination" [syn: {action},
         {sue}, {litigate}, {process}]
      5: march in a procession; "They processed into the dining room"
         [syn: {march}, {process}]
      6: shape, form, or improve a material; "work stone into tools";
         "process iron"; "work the metal" [syn: {work}, {work on},
      7: deliver a warrant or summons to someone; "He was processed by
         the sheriff" [syn: {serve}, {process}, {swear out}]

Source : WordNet ® Princeton University. 2010.

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