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English noun: process

1. process (act) a particular course of action intended to achieve a result


SamplesThe procedure of obtaining a driver's license.
It was a process of trial and error.


Synonymsprocedure


Broader (hypernym)activity


Narrower (hyponym)Bertillon system, calculation, chromosome mapping, computation, computing, condition, diagnostic procedure, diagnostic technique, emergency procedure, experimental condition, experimental procedure, fingerprinting, formula, genetic fingerprinting, genetic profiling, indirection, mapping, medical procedure, modus operandi, operating procedure, rigamarole, rigmarole, routine, rule, stiffening

2. process (cognition) (psychology) the performance of some composite cognitive activity; an operation that affects mental contents


SamplesThe process of thinking.
The cognitive operation of remembering.


Synonymscognitive operation, cognitive process, mental process, operation


Broader (hypernym)cognition, knowledge, noesis


Narrower (hyponym)basic cognitive process, higher cognitive process


Domain categorypsychological science, psychology

3. process (communication) 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


Synonymssummons


Broader (hypernym)judicial writ, writ


Narrower (hyponym)citation, monition, process of monition, ticket


Domain categoryjurisprudence, law

4. process (cognition) a mental process that you are not directly aware of


SamplesThe process of denial.


Synonymsunconscious process


Broader (hypernym)cognition, knowledge, noesis


Narrower (hyponym)condensation, defence, defence mechanism, defence reaction, defense, defense mechanism, defense reaction, sleep talking, somniloquism, somniloquy

5. process (body) a natural prolongation or projection from a part of an organism either animal or plant


SamplesA bony process.


Synonymsappendage, outgrowth


Broader (hypernym)body part


Narrower (hyponym)acromial process, acromion, acrosome, aculea, ala, alveolar arch, alveolar process, alveolar ridge, apophysis, appendix, arista, caruncle, caruncula, cecal appendage, cirrus, condyle, coronoid process, crest, eminence, enation, epicondyle, excrescence, fetlock, fimbria, flagellum, gum ridge, hair, horn, horn, mastoid, mastoid bone, mastoid process, mastoidal, metaphysis, odontoid process, olecranon, olecranon process, osteophyte, papilla, papilla, papilla, plant process, processus coronoideus, pseudopod, pseudopodium, pterygoid process, ridge, spicule, spiculum, spine, style, styloid process, tail, tentacle, transverse process, trochanter, tubercle, tuberosity, vermiform appendix, vermiform process, villus, zygomatic process

6. process a sustained phenomenon or one marked by gradual changes through a series of states


SamplesEvents now in process.
The process of calcification begins later for boys than for girls.


Synonymsphysical process


Broader (hypernym)physical entity


Narrower (hyponym)action, activity, biological process, chelation, dealignment, decrease, decrement, defining, degeneration, development, devolution, economic process, encapsulation, evolution, execution, functioning, growth, human process, increase, increment, industrial process, instruction execution, irreversible process, iteration, iteration, loop, looping, natural action, natural process, operation, organic process, performance, phenomenon, photography, processing, reversible process, sensitisation, sensitization, shaping, variation


English verb: process

1. process (change) subject to a process or treatment, with the aim of readying for some purpose, improving, or remedying a condition


SamplesProcess cheese.
Process hair.
Treat the water so it can be drunk.
Treat the lawn with chemicals.
Treat an oil spill.


Synonymstreat


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)affect, bear on, bear upon, impact, touch, touch on


Narrower (hyponym)aerate, Agenise, Agenize, air-condition, ammoniate, beneficiate, bituminise, bituminize, bromate, brominate, camphorate, carbonate, carboxylate, chlorinate, chrome, creosote, curry, digest, dose, fluoridate, fluoridise, fluoridize, fume, fumigate, iodise, iodize, irradiate, malt, mercerise, mercerize, nitrate, nitrify, nitrogenise, nitrogenize, oxygenate, oxygenise, oxygenize, propagate, ray, refine, reverberate, run, scald, seed, sulfur, sulphur, tank, vulcanise, vulcanize

2. process (social) deal with in a routine way


SamplesI'll handle that one.
Process a loan.
Process the applicants.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)care, deal, handle, manage

3. process (cognition) perform mathematical and logical operations on (data) according to programmed instructions in order to obtain the required information


SamplesThe results of the elections were still being processed when he gave his acceptance speech.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)calculate, cipher, compute, cypher, figure, reckon, work out

4. process (social) institute legal proceedings against; file a suit against


SamplesHe was warned that the district attorney would process him.
She actioned the company for discrimination.


Synonymsaction, litigate, sue


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)challenge


Narrower (hyponym)expedite


Verb grouplitigate

5. process (motion) march in a procession


SamplesThey processed into the dining room.


ExamplesThe children process to the playground


Synonymsmarch


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)walk


Narrower (hyponym)countermarch, debouch, file, goose step, march out, parade, promenade, troop

6. process (creation) shape, form, or improve a material


SamplesWork stone into tools.
Process iron.
Work the metal.


Synonymswork, work on


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)transform, transmute, transubstantiate


Narrower (hyponym)cold work, coldwork, hot-work, make over, overwork, rack, retread, rework, till, tool


Verb groupforge, form, mold, mould, shape, work

7. process (contact) deliver a warrant or summons to someone


SamplesHe was processed by the sheriff.


Synonymsserve, swear out


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody with something


Broader (hypernym)deliver


Narrower (hyponym)rinse, subpoena, wash









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