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Definition 1: a sustained phenomenon or one marked by gradual changes through a series of states - [noun denoting tops]

Samples where process or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • events now in process
  • the process of calcification begins later for boys than for girls

Synonyms for process in the sense of this definition

(process is a kind of ...) an entity that has physical existence

(... is a kind of process ) (computer science) executing the same set of instructions a given number of times or until a specified result is obtained

"the solution is obtained by iteration"

(... is a kind of process ) (computer science) a single execution of a set of instructions that are to be repeated

"the solution took hundreds of iterations"

(... is a kind of process ) a process existing in or produced by nature (rather than by the intent of human beings)

"the action of natural forces" "volcanic activity"

(... is a kind of process ) process or manner of functioning or operating

"the power of its engine determines its operation" "the plane's operation in high winds" "they compared the cooking performance of each oven" "the jet's performance conformed to high standards"

(... is a kind of process ) a process occurring in living organisms

(... is a kind of process ) the process of producing images of objects on photosensitive surfaces

(... is a kind of process ) preparing or putting through a prescribed procedure

"the processing of newly arrived immigrants" "the processing of ore to obtain minerals"

(... is a kind of process ) any process in which a system can be made to pass through the same states in the reverse order when the process is reversed

(... is a kind of process ) (psychology) the process of becoming highly sensitive to specific events or situations (especially emotional events or situations)

(... is a kind of process ) any process serving to define the shape of something

(... is a kind of process ) any process that is not reversible

(... is a kind of process ) a systematic series of mechanical or chemical operations that produce or manufacture something

(... is a kind of process ) a process of becoming larger or longer or more numerous or more important

"the increase in unemployment" "the growth of population"

(... is a kind of process ) any state or process known through the senses rather than by intuition or reasoning

(... is a kind of process ) (medicine) the process of removing a heavy metal from the bloodstream by means of a chelate as in treating lead or mercury poisoning

(... is a kind of process ) a process whereby voters are moved toward nonpartisanship thus weakening the structure of political parties

(... is a kind of process ) a process of becoming smaller or shorter

(... is a kind of process ) the process of declining from a higher to a lower level of effective power or vitality or essential quality

(... is a kind of process ) a process in which something passes by degrees to a different stage (especially a more advanced or mature stage)

"the development of his ideas took many years" "the evolution of Greek civilization" "the slow development of her skill as a writer"

(... is a kind of process ) any process affecting the production and development and management of material wealth

(... is a kind of process ) the process of enclosing (as in a capsule)

(... is a kind of process ) (computer science) the process of carrying out an instruction by a computer

(... is a kind of process ) a process in which human beings are involved

(... is a kind of process ) the process of varying or being varied

Definition 2: a particular course of action intended to achieve a result - [noun denoting act]

Samples where process or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the procedure of obtaining a driver's license
  • it was a process of trial and error

Synonyms for process in the sense of this definition

(process is a kind of ...) any specific behavior

"they avoided all recreational activity"

(... is a kind of process ) a system or procedure for identifying persons

(... is a kind of process ) the procedure that is varied in order to estimate a variable's effect by comparison with a control condition

(... is a kind of process ) an unvarying or habitual method or procedure

(... is a kind of process ) a long and complicated and confusing procedure

"all that academic rigmarole was a waste of time"

(... is a kind of process ) indirect procedure or action

"he tried to find out by indirection"

(... is a kind of process ) the act of becoming stiff

"stiffening his shoulders, he prepared to advance"

(... is a kind of process ) a procedure for operating something or for dealing with a given situation

(... is a kind of process ) (genetics) the process of locating genes on a chromosome

(... is a kind of process ) a procedure employed by medical or dental practitioners

(... is a kind of process ) the procedure of calculating; determining something by mathematical or logical methods

(... is a kind of process ) the specific techniques used in conducting a particular experiment

(... is a kind of process ) (medicine) a procedure adopted to meet an emergency (especially a medical emergency)

(... is a kind of process ) a procedure followed in making a medical diagnosis

(... is a kind of process ) the procedure of analyzing the DNA in samples of a person's body tissue or body fluid for the purpose of identification

(... is a kind of process ) the procedure of taking inked impressions of a person's fingerprints for the purpose of identification

(... is a kind of process ) (mathematics) a standard procedure for solving a class of mathematical problems

"he determined the upper bound with Descartes' rule of signs" "he gave us a general formula for attacking polynomials"

Definition 3: a natural prolongation or projection from a part of an organism either animal or plant - [noun denoting body]

Samples where process or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a bony process

Synonyms for process in the sense of this definition

(process is a kind of ...) any part of an organism such as an organ or extremity

(... is a kind of process ) a natural projection or outgrowth from a plant body or organ

(... is a kind of process ) process of the temporal bone behind the ear at the base of the skull

(... is a kind of process ) a vestigial process that extends from the lower end of the cecum and that resembles a small pouch

(... is a kind of process ) a small nipple-shaped protuberance concerned with taste, touch, or smell

"the papillae of the tongue"

(... is a kind of process ) a small projection of tissue at the base of a hair or tooth or feather

(... is a kind of process ) small abnormal bony outgrowth

(... is a kind of process ) small pointed structure serving as a skeletal element in various marine and freshwater invertebrates e.g. sponges and corals

(... is a kind of process ) (anatomy) a natural outgrowth or projection on an organ or body part such as the process of a vertebra

(... is a kind of process ) thin projections forming a fringe (especially around the ovarian end of the Fallopian tube)

(... is a kind of process ) extends from the base of the temporal bone

(... is a kind of process ) two bony processes descending from the body of the sphenoid bone

(... is a kind of process ) a protuberance on a bone especially for attachment of a muscle or ligament

(... is a kind of process ) (botany) a tiny outgrowth on the surface of a petal or leaf

(... is a kind of process ) (pathology) an abnormal outgrowth or enlargement of some part of the body

(... is a kind of process ) any long raised border or margin of a bone or tooth or membrane

(... is a kind of process ) process of the ulna that forms the outer bump of the elbow and fits into the fossa of the humerus when the arm is extended

(... is a kind of process ) the growing part of a long bone between the diaphysis and the epiphysis

(... is a kind of process ) a toothlike process at the back of 2nd vertebra of the neck

(... is a kind of process ) one of two processes that extend from each vertebra and provide the point of articulation for the ribs

(... is a kind of process ) one of the bony prominences developed near the upper extremity of the femur to which muscles are attached

(... is a kind of process ) a slender process of the temporal bone that strengthens the zygomatic arch

(... is a kind of process ) a projection on a bone above a condyle serving for the attachment of muscles and ligaments

(... is a kind of process ) a sharp triangular process projecting from a bone

(... is a kind of process ) a round bump on a bone where it forms a joint with another bone

(... is a kind of process ) a slender bristlelike or tubular process

"a cartilaginous style"

(... is a kind of process ) small spiny outgrowth on the wings of certain insects

(... is a kind of process ) a sharp rigid animal process or appendage; as a porcupine quill or a ridge on a bone or a ray of a fish fin

(... is a kind of process ) a slender flexible animal appendage as on barnacles or crinoids or many insects; often tactile

(... is a kind of process ) a filamentous projection or process on an organism

(... is a kind of process ) a lash-like appendage used for locomotion (e.g., in sperm cells and some bacteria and protozoa)

(... is a kind of process ) temporary outgrowth used by some microorganisms as an organ of feeding or locomotion

(... is a kind of process ) a showy growth of e.g. feathers or skin on the head of a bird or other animal

(... is a kind of process ) any hard protuberance from the head of an organism that is similar to or suggestive of a horn

(... is a kind of process ) a minute hairlike projection on mucous membrane

(... is a kind of process ) the posterior part of the body of a vertebrate especially when elongated and extending beyond the trunk or main part of the body

(... is a kind of process ) an outgrowth on a plant or animal such as a fowl's wattle or a protuberance near the hilum of certain seeds

(... is a kind of process ) a process at the anterior end of a sperm cell that produces enzymes to facilitate penetration of the egg

(... is a kind of process ) a ridge that forms the borders of the upper and lower jaws and contains the sockets of the teeth

(... is a kind of process ) the part of the upper or lower jawbones in which the teeth are set

(... is a kind of process ) a flat wing-shaped process or winglike part of an organism

"the alae of the nose" "the alae of a maple seed" "the flat petals of a pea blossom are alae"

(... is a kind of process ) the outermost point of the spine of the shoulder blade

(... is a kind of process ) bristlelike process near the tip of the antenna of certain flies

(... is a kind of process ) any of various elongated tactile or prehensile flexible organs that occur on the head or near the mouth in many animals; used for feeling or grasping or locomotion

(... is a kind of process ) projection behind and above a horse's hoof

(... is a kind of process ) one of the bony outgrowths on the heads of certain ungulates

Definition 4: (psychology) the performance of some composite cognitive activity; an operation that affects mental contents - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where process or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the process of thinking
  • the cognitive operation of remembering

Synonyms for process in the sense of this definition

(process is a kind of ...) the psychological result of perception and learning and reasoning

(... is a kind of process ) cognitive processes involved in obtaining and storing knowledge

(... is a kind of process ) cognitive processes that presuppose the availability of knowledge and put it to use

(process belongs to category ...) the science of mental life

Definition 5: a mental process that you are not directly aware of - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where process or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the process of denial

Synonyms for process in the sense of this definition

(process is a kind of ...) the psychological result of perception and learning and reasoning

(... is a kind of process ) uttering speech while asleep

(... is a kind of process ) (psychoanalysis) an unconscious process whereby two ideas or images combine into a single symbol; especially in dreams

(... is a kind of process ) (psychiatry) an unconscious process that tries to reduce the anxiety associated with instinctive desires

Definition 6: 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 - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for process in the sense of this definition

(process is a kind of ...) (law) a legal document issued by a court or judicial officer

(... is a kind of process ) a summons that commands the appearance of a party at a proceeding

(... is a kind of process ) a summons issued after the filing of a libel or claim directing all parties concerned to show cause why the judgment asked for should not be granted

(... is a kind of process ) a summons issued to an offender (especially to someone who violates a traffic regulation)

(process belongs to category ...) the collection of rules imposed by authority

"civilization presupposes respect for the law" "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"

Definition 7: subject to a process or treatment, with the aim of readying for some purpose, improving, or remedying a condition - [verb of change]

Samples where process or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • process cheese
  • process hair
  • treat the water so it can be drunk
  • treat the lawn with chemicals
  • treat an oil spill

Synonyms for process in the sense of this definition

(process is a kind of ...) have an effect upon

"Will the new rules affect me?"

(... is a kind of process ) cause to propagate, as by grafting or layering

(... is a kind of process ) treat, process, heat, melt, or refine in a reverberatory furnace

"reverberate ore"

(... is a kind of process ) treat by incorporating fat

"curry tanned leather"

(... is a kind of process ) sprinkle with silver iodide particles to disperse and cause rain

"seed clouds"

(... is a kind of process ) treat with an agent; add (an agent) to

"The ray dosed the paint"

(... is a kind of process ) treat with sulphur in order to preserve

"These dried fruits are sulphured"

(... is a kind of process ) subject to vulcanization

"vulcanized rubber"

(... is a kind of process ) treat with a chromium compound

(... is a kind of process ) treat with bitumen

(... is a kind of process ) age or bleach flour with Agene (nitrogen trichloride)

(... is a kind of process ) cause to perform

"run a subject" "run a process"

(... is a kind of process ) treat (a chemical compound) with carboxyl or carboxylic acid

(... is a kind of process ) process (ores or other raw materials), as by reduction

(... is a kind of process ) convert food into absorbable substances

"I cannot digest milk products"

(... is a kind of process ) treat with fumes, expose to fumes, especially with the aim of disinfecting or eradicating pests

(... is a kind of process ) treat with nitrogen or a nitrogen compound

(... is a kind of process ) treat or prepare so as to put in a usable condition

"refine paper stock" "refine pig iron" "refine oil"

(... is a kind of process ) treat with boiling water

"scald tomatoes so that they can be peeled"

(... is a kind of process ) treat with iodine

"iodize salt"

(... is a kind of process ) treat with nitric acid, so as to change an organic compound into a nitrate

"nitroglycerin is obtained by nitrating glycerol"

(... is a kind of process ) treat in a tank

"tank animal refuse"

(... is a kind of process ) impregnate, combine, or supply with oxygen

"oxygenate blood"

(... is a kind of process ) treat to strengthen and improve the luster

"mercerize cotton"

(... is a kind of process ) treat with malt or malt extract

"malt beer"

(... is a kind of process ) subject to fluoridation; treat with fluoride

"fluoridized water" "fluoridize the teeth of children"

(... is a kind of process ) treat with creosote

"creosoted wood"

(... is a kind of process ) treat or combine with chlorine

"chlorinated water"

(... is a kind of process ) treat with carbon dioxide

"Carbonated soft drinks"

(... is a kind of process ) treat with camphor

(... is a kind of process ) treat with bromine

(... is a kind of process ) treat with ammonia

(... is a kind of process ) expose to radiation

"irradiate food"

(... is a kind of process ) control the humidity and temperature of

"The room was cool because it had been air-conditioned"

Definition 8: perform mathematical and logical operations on (data) according to programmed instructions in order to obtain the required information - [verb of cognition]

Samples where process or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The results of the elections were still being processed when he gave his acceptance speech

(process is a kind of ...) make a mathematical calculation or computation

Definition 9: deliver a warrant or summons to someone - [verb of contact]

Samples where process or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He was processed by the sheriff

Synonyms for process in the sense of this definition

(process is a kind of ...) bring to a destination, make a delivery

"our local super market delivers"

(... is a kind of process ) serve or summon with a subpoena

"The witness and her records were subpoenaed"

(... is a kind of process ) clean with some chemical process

Definition 10: shape, form, or improve a material - [verb of creation]

Samples where process or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • work stone into tools
  • process iron
  • work the metal

Synonyms for process in the sense of this definition

(process is a kind of ...) change or alter in form, appearance, or nature

"This experience transformed her completely" "She transformed the clay into a beautiful sculpture" "transubstantiate one element into another"

(... is a kind of process ) roll, press, forge, or shape (metal) while hot

(... is a kind of process ) shape (metal) without heat

(... is a kind of process ) use too much

"This play has been overworked"

(... is a kind of process ) use again in altered form

"retread an old plot"

(... is a kind of process ) work on a rack

"rack leather"

(... is a kind of process ) work with a tool

(... is a kind of process ) work land as by ploughing, harrowing, and manuring, in order to make it ready for cultivation

"till the soil"

(process has a similar meaning as ...) make something, usually for a specific function

"She molded the rice balls carefully" "Form cylinders from the dough" "shape a figure" "Work the metal into a sword"

Definition 11: march in a procession - [verb of motion]

Samples where process or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • They processed into the dining room

Synonyms for process in the sense of this definition

(process is a kind of ...) use one's feet to advance; advance by steps

"Walk, don't run!" "We walked instead of driving" "She walks with a slight limp" "The patient cannot walk yet" "Walk over to the cabinet"

(... is a kind of process ) proceed in line

"The students filed into the classroom"

(... is a kind of process ) march in a procession

"the veterans paraded down the street"

(... is a kind of process ) march in a military fashion

(... is a kind of process ) march back along the same way

(... is a kind of process ) march out (as from a defile) into open ground

"The regiments debouched from the valley"

Samples where process or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He was warned that the district attorney would process him
  • She actioned the company for discrimination

Synonyms for process in the sense of this definition

(process is a kind of ...) issue a challenge to

"Fischer challenged Spassky to a match"

(... is a kind of process ) process fast and efficiently

"I will try to expedite the matter"

(process has a similar meaning as ...) engage in legal proceedings

Samples where process or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I'll handle that one
  • process a loan
  • process the applicants

(process is a kind of ...) be in charge of, act on, or dispose of

"I can deal with this crew of workers" "This blender can't handle nuts" "She managed her parents' affairs after they got too old"

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