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.
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- procerus muscle,
- process camera,
- process cinematography,
- process colour,
- process costing,
- process engineering
Origin of process
Examples from the Web for unprocessed
His unprocessed singing is so good, it makes one wonder why he bothers using a tool designed to mask poor vocal work.Harry Potter Raps, The Catcalls Heard ‘Round the World and More Viral Videos|Alex Chancey|November 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But adults know the difference between healthy produce (fresh, unprocessed) and unhealthy junk.
They wore shapeless clothes of goat hair and unprocessed wool from their sheep.Our Legal Heritage, 5th Ed.|S. A. Reilly
In this case, inferences drawn from the unprocessed data lead to a complete misinterpretation of the real situation.A Quantitative Study of the Nocturnal Migration of Birds.|George H. Lowery.
This is important in all circumstances and particularly so where the milk is consumed in the unprocessed state by children.A Living from the Land|William B. Duryee
- 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)
Word Origin for process
Word Origin for process
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.