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noun (rfc-level, Noun at L4+ not in L3 POS section)
  1. A series of events to produce a result, especially as contrasted to product.
This product of last month's quality standards committee is quite good, even though the was flawed.
  1. The act of serving a defendant with a summons or a writ.
  2. (biology) An outgrowth of tissue.
  3. (computing) A task or program that is or was execute, executing.
  4. (manufacturing) A set of procedures used to produce a product, most commonly in the food and chemical industries.
    • 1960, Mack Tyner, Process Engineering Calculations: Material and Energy Balances - Ordinarily a plant will use a steam boiler to supply its heat requirements and to drive a steam-turbine generator.
    • 1987, J. R. Richards, Principles of control system design in Modelling and control of fermentation es - The words plant or infer generally any dynamic system, be it primarily mechanical, electrical, or chemical in nature, and may extend also to include social or economic systems.
      1. A path of succession of states through which a system passes.
verb (process, es)
  1. (transitive) To perform a particular process.
  2. (transitive) To treat with a substance
  3. (transitive) (computing) To use or manipulate data with a software program.
Etymology: From proces "journey", from processus (past participle of procedere).


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