noun, plural proc·ess·es [pros-es-iz, ‐uh-siz, ‐uh-seez or, especially British, proh-ses-iz, proh-suh-seez]. /ˈprɒs ɛs ɪz, ‐ə sɪz, ‐əˌsiz or, especially British, ˈproʊ sɛs ɪz, ˈproʊ sə siz/.
- the summons, mandate, or writ by which a defendant or thing is brought before court for litigation.
- the whole course of the proceedings in an action at law.
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A process is a systematic series of actions directed to some end. When should you use this noun over procedure or proceeding? Find out on Thesaurus.com.
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We had a lot of new rules to process, there were a lot of positive tests and there was a fear factor for people who were flying again.The NBA’s week of controversies show how hard life is outside of the bubble|Ben Golliver|February 12, 2021|Washington Post
It’s the process of optimizing your video to be indexed so that it ranks on the results pages for keyword searches.A comprehensive guide on using Google Trends for keyword research|Aayush Gupta|February 12, 2021|Search Engine Watch
So this should make the process of responding to customers easier for some businesses.Google My Business adds messaging to desktop interface|Barry Schwartz|February 11, 2021|Search Engine Land
The process to become CPSC certified involves tests that are largely based on ones created in the 1950s by the Snell Memorial Foundation.
Unfortunately, getting the most out of your PPC bidding can be a tricky process, to say the least.Smart Bidding: Five ways machine learning improves PPC advertising|Gabrielle Sadeh|February 10, 2021|Search Engine Watch
In the process, we get straightjacketed into emotionally distant, competitive lives.
Or how much richer a few rich Mexicans are going to get in the process?Why Mexicans Are Enraged by Obama’s Big Tuesday Meeting|Ruben Navarrette Jr.|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Then we all have to do our part to engage the officers and our community, and hold everyone accountable in the process.
“The process of getting the approval is too slow and is too cumbersome,” Rogers said.
The process of co-opting black music and selling it back to the adoring public in whiteface is as American as apple pie.
On certain of the stems the fertile cone appears and the spores are ripened about June, after which the process withers.How to Know the Ferns|S. Leonard Bastin
By the second process, it is made to the advantage of the issuer of the notes to hasten their withdrawal himself.Readings in Money and Banking|Chester Arthur Phillips
The quickening of one part of the process necessitated the "speeding up" of all the others.The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice|Stephen Leacock
That, too, is a process which in this changing new world of ours can never be completed.The Salvaging Of Civilisation|H. G. (Herbert George) Wells
A smile of beatitude spread over his enormous countenance during the process.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3)|Charles James Wills
British Dictionary definitions for process (1 of 2)
- a summons, writ, etc, commanding a person to appear in court
- the whole proceedings in an action at law
- to institute legal proceedings against
- to serve a process on
- to develop, rinse, fix, wash, and dry (exposed film, etc)
- to produce final prints or slides from (undeveloped film)