1. A particular course of action intended to achieve a result (synset 101025762)
    "the procedure of obtaining a driver's license"; "it was a process of trial and error"
  2. (psychology) the performance of some composite cognitive activity;
    An operation that affects mental contents (synset 105709328)
    "the process of thinking"; "the cognitive operation of remembering"
  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 (synset 106568683)
  4. A mental process that you are not directly aware of (synset 105709685)
    "the process of denial"
  5. A natural prolongation or projection from a part of an organism either animal or plant (synset 105477841)
    "a bony process"
  6. A sustained phenomenon or one marked by gradual changes through a series of states (synset 100029976)
    "events now in process"; "the process of calcification begins later for boys than for girls"
  1. Subject to a process or treatment, with the aim of readying for some purpose, improving, or remedying a condition (synset 200516235)
    "process cheese"; "process hair"; "treat the water so it can be drunk"; "treat the lawn with chemicals"; "treat an oil spill"
  2. Deal with in a routine way (synset 202443400)
    "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 (synset 200640499)
    "The results of the elections were still being processed when he gave his acceptance speech"
  4. Institute legal proceedings against;
    File a suit against (synset 202588127)
    "He was warned that the district attorney would process him"; "She actioned the company for discrimination"
  5. March in a procession (synset 202000767)
    "They processed into the dining room"
  6. Shape, form, or improve a material (synset 201672498)
    "work stone into tools"; "process iron"; "work the metal"
  7. Deliver a warrant or summons to someone (synset 201441318)
    "He was processed by the sheriff"

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