pro·cess /ˈprɑˌsɛs, ˈpro, səs/
pro·cess /ˈprɑsˌɛs, ˈpros, əs/ 名詞
1. The act of proceeding; continued forward movement; procedure; progress; advance. “Long process of time.”
The thoughts of men are widened with the process of the suns. --Tennyson.
2. A series of actions, motions, or occurrences; progressive act or transaction; continuous operation; normal or actual course or procedure; regular proceeding; as, the process of vegetation or decomposition; a chemical process; processes of nature.
Tell her the process of Antonio's end. --Shak.
3. A statement of events; a narrative. [Obs.]
4. Anat. & Zool. Any marked prominence or projecting part, especially of a bone; anapophysis.
5. Law The whole course of proceedings in a cause real or personal, civil or criminal, from the beginning to the end of the suit; strictly, the means used for bringing the defendant into court to answer to the action; -- a generic term for writs of the class called judicial.
Final process Practice, a writ of execution in an action at law. --Burrill.
In process, in the condition of advance, accomplishment, transaction, or the like; begun, and not completed.
Jury process Law, the process by which a jury is summoned in a cause, and by which their attendance is enforced. --Burrill.
Leblanc's process Chem., the process of manufacturing soda by treating salt with sulphuric acid, reducing the sodium sulphate so formed to sodium sulphide by roasting with charcoal, and converting the sodium sulphide to sodium carbonate by roasting with lime.
Mesne process. See under Mesne.
Process milling, the process of high milling for grinding flour. See under Milling.
Reversible process Thermodynamics, any process consisting of a cycle of operations such that the different operations of the cycle can be performed in reverse order with a reversal of their effects.
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]
2: 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
3: (psychology) the performance of some composite cognitive
activity; an operation that affects mental contents; "the
process of thinking"; "the cognitive operation of
remembering" [syn: cognitive process, mental process,
operation, cognitive operation]
4: 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:
5: a mental process that you are not directly aware of; "the
process of denial" [syn: unconscious process]
6: a natural prolongation or projection from a part of an
organism either animal or plant; "a bony process" [syn: outgrowth,
v 1: deal with in a routine way; "I'll handle that one"; "process
a loan"; "process the applicants"
2: 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: treat]
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
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]
5: shape, form, or improve a material; "work stone into tools";
"process iron"; "work the metal" [syn: work, work on]
6: deliver a warrant or summons to someone; "He was processed
by the sheriff" [syn: serve, swear out]
7: march in a procession; "They processed into the dining room"