noun, plural proc·ess·es [pros-es-iz, ‐uh-siz, ‐uh-seez or, esp. British, proh-ses-iz, proh-suh-seez] /ˈprɒs ɛs ɪz, ‐ə sɪz, ‐əˌsiz or, esp. 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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Example sentences from the Web for processes
The billionaire philanthropist tastes the product of a machine that processes human sewage into drinking water and electricity.
Often, the processes that result in death begin when the heart stops beating.
There are 17 processes herein, which collectively take four years for a craftsman to master.
Its core information—materials, processes, electronic tricks, and RCS numbers—needs to be protected.How the Pentagon Strangles Its Most Advanced Stealth Warplanes|Bill Sweetman|October 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Fintech processes payments for the alcoholic beverage industry.
Their system must have been composed of a collection of processes and receipts which grew in number as the centuries passed away.A History of Art in Ancient Egypt, Vol. II (of 2)|Georges Perrot
There is not first a stimulus, then perception, then response; these processes are supplementary, not separate.John Dewey's logical theory|Delton Thomas Howard
As these myriads of smaller organisms are parts and processes of us, so are we but parts and processes of life at large.Life and Habit|Samuel Butler
The processes may be employed very efficaciously and with certainty of success.
Better "processes" were continually being looked for, as in Colorado, with which it was hoped much poorer ores would pay well.Across America|James F. Rusling
British Dictionary definitions for processes (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)