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Meaning & Definition of Process in English





1. A particular course of action intended to achieve a result

  • "The procedure of obtaining a driver's license"
  • "It was a process of trial and error"
  • procedure,
  • process

2. (psychology) the performance of some composite cognitive activity

  • An operation that affects mental contents
  • "The process of thinking"
  • "The cognitive operation of remembering"
  • process,
  • cognitive process,
  • mental process,
  • operation,
  • cognitive operation

3. 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
  • summons,
  • process

4. A mental process that you are not directly aware of

  • "The process of denial"
  • process,
  • unconscious process

5. A natural prolongation or projection from a part of an organism either animal or plant

  • "A bony process"
  • process,
  • outgrowth,
  • appendage

6. A sustained phenomenon or one marked by gradual changes through a series of states

  • "Events now in process"
  • "The process of calcification begins later for boys than for girls"
  • process,
  • physical process


1. Subject to a process or treatment, with the aim of readying for some purpose, improving, or remedying a condition

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

2. Deal with in a routine way

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

3. Perform mathematical and logical operations on (data) according to programmed instructions in order to obtain the required information

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

4. Institute legal proceedings against

  • File a suit against
  • "He was warned that the district attorney would process him"
  • "She actioned the company for discrimination"
  • action,
  • sue,
  • litigate,
  • process

5. March in a procession

  • "They processed into the dining room"
  • march,
  • process

6. Shape, form, or improve a material

  • "Work stone into tools"
  • "Process iron"
  • "Work the metal"
  • work,
  • work on,
  • process

7. Deliver a warrant or summons to someone

  • "He was processed by the sheriff"
  • serve,
  • process,
  • swear out

Examples of using

This process must be stopped immediately, otherwise the server will breakdown.
Schooling is a process that taught a vast crowd of people to read but wasn't able to teach them to decide what is worth reading.
It's so easy to write good example sentences, that even if we accidentally delete a few good sentences in the process of getting rid of a whole lot of bad ones, I think we could drastically improve the quality of this corpus by doing a lot of deleting.