They imagine biological façades for houses and buildings, some designed to capture water, others adept at processing human waste.
But even as he was receiving awards, the military brass was processing his discharge—they had found out he was transgender.
The NCTC reviews something like 120 databases, processing 10,000 to 20,000 pieces of information every day.
Gradually add ¼ cup ice water, processing until the dough forms a ball.
MC: There is a processing place for prank calls or anything that makes it to air.
Nevertheless, the fisheries supply additional employment to processing and wholesale employees.
She discerned that through her processing of the applications.
For processing short-length wool fibers its mechanization proved most difficult to achieve.
Colossal fortunes have been made in its processing and trade.
Not without some specific stamp of the processing company on it.
early 14c., "fact of being carried on" (e.g. in process), from Old French proces "a journey; continuation, development; legal trial" (13c.) and directly from Latin processus "a going forward, advance, progress," from past participle stem of procedere "go forward" (see proceed).
Meaning "course or method of action" is from mid-14c.; sense of "continuous series of actions meant to accomplish some result" (the main modern sense) is from 1620s. Legal sense of "course of action of a suit at law" is attested from early 14c.
1530s, "begin legal action against," from Middle French processer "to prosecute," from proces (see process (n.)). Meaning "prepare by special process" is from 1881, from the noun in English. Of persons, "to register and examine," by 1935. Related: Processed; processing.
"to go in procession," 1814, "A colloquial or humorous back-formation" from procession [OED]. Accent on second syllable.
process proc·ess (prŏs'ěs', prō'sěs')
n. pl. proc·ess·es (prŏs'ěs'ĭz, prō'sěs'-, prŏs'ĭ-sēz', prō'sĭ-)
A series of actions, changes, or functions bringing about a result.
Advance or progress, as of a disease.
An outgrowth of tissue; a projecting part, as of a bone.
data processing, signal processing
Performing some predefined sequence of operations on an input to produce an output or change of internal state; activity specifically involving the computer's CPU.
The term is often qualified: "data processing" treats digital data, "signal processing" treats analog data (possibly in digital form), "word processing" takes in typed human language input and produces digital documents, image processing transforms digital images.