HyperDic: natural_process

English > 1 sense of the expression natural process:
NOUNprocessnatural process, natural action, action, activitya process existing in or produced by nature (rather than by the intent of human beings)
English > natural process: 1 sense > noun 1, process
MeaningA process existing in or produced by nature (rather than by the intent of human beings).
Synonymsnatural action, action, activity
Narrowerabsorption(physics) the process in which incident radiated energy is retained without reflection or transmission on passing through a medium
acidificationThe process of becoming acid or being converted into an acid
adiabatic process(thermodynamics) any process that occurs without gain or loss of heat
aerationThe process of exposing to air (so as to purify)
antiredepositionThe process of preventing redeposition
captureAny process in which an atomic or nuclear system acquires an additional particle
captureA process whereby a star or planet holds an object in its gravitational field
centrifugationThe process of separating substances of different densities by the use of a centrifuge
chemical process, chemical change, chemical action(chemistry) any process determined by the atomic and molecular composition and structure of the substances involved
chromatographyA process used for separating mixtures by virtue of differences in absorbency
concretionThe formation of stonelike objects within a body organ (e.g., the kidneys)
condensationThe process of changing from a gaseous to a liquid or solid state
convection(meteorology) the vertical movement of heat / heat or other properties by massive motion within the atmosphere
curdling, clotting, coagulationThe process of forming semisolid lumps in a liquid / liquid
decayThe process of gradually becoming inferior
demagnetization, demagnetisationThe process of removing magnetization
desorptionchanging from an adsorbed state on a surface to a gaseous or liquid state
diffusion(physics) the process in which there is movement of a substance from an area of high concentration of that substance to an area of lower concentration
dissolution, disintegrationseparation into component parts
distillation, distillmentThe process of purifying a liquid / liquid by boiling it and condensing its vapors
driftThe gradual departure from an intended course due to external influences (as a ship or plane)
effervescenceThe process of bubbling as gas escapes
electrophoresis, cataphoresis, dielectrolysis, ionophoresisThe motion of charged particles in a colloid under the influence of an electric field
establishment, ecesis(ecology) the process by which a plant or animal becomes established in a new habitat
extinctionThe reduction of the intensity of radiation as a consequence of absorption and radiation
extractionThe process of obtaining something from a mixture or compound by chemical or physical or mechanical means
feedbackThe process in which part of the output of a system is returned to its input in order to regulate its further output
filtrationThe process whereby fluids pass through a filter or a filtering medium
flocculationThe process of flocculating
flowAny uninterrupted stream or discharge
formationnatural process that causes something to form
fossilization, fossilisationThe process of fossilizing a plant or animal that existed in some earlier age
geological process, geologic process(geology) a natural process whereby geological features are modified
hardening, solidifying, solidification, set, curingThe process of becoming hard or solid by cooling or drying or crystallization
inactivationThe process of rendering inactive
ion exchangeA process in which ions are exchanged between a solution and an insoluble (usually resinous) solid
ionization, ionisationThe process of ionizing / ionizing
leach, leachingThe process of leaching / leaching / leaching
magnetization, magnetisation, magnetic inductionThe process that makes a substance magnetic (temporarily or permanently)
materialization, materialisationThe process of coming into being
nuclear reaction(physics) a process that alters the energy or structure or composition of atomic nuclei
opacificationThe process of becoming cloudy or opaque
oscillationThe process of oscillating between states
oxygenationThe process of providing or combining or treating with oxygen
pair production, pair creation, pair formationThe transformation of a gamma-ray photon into an electron and a positron when the photon passes close to an atomic nucleus
phase change, phase transition, state change, physical changeA change from one state (solid or liquid / liquid or gas) to another without a change in chemical composition
precession of the equinoxesA slow westward shift of the equinoxes along the plane of the ecliptic caused by precession of the Earth's axis of rotation
radiationThe spread of a group of organisms into new habitats
releaseA process that liberates or discharges something
saltation(geology) the leaping movement of sand or soil particles as they are transported in a fluid medium over an uneven surface
scatteringThe physical process in which particles are deflected haphazardly as a result of collisions
sericultureRaising silkworms / silkworms in order to obtain raw silk
sink(technology) a process that acts to absorb or remove energy or a substance from a system
soak, soakage, soakingThe process of becoming softened and saturated as a consequence of being immersed / immersed in water (or other liquid / liquid)
softeningThe process of becoming softer
sorptionThe process in which one substance takes up or holds another (by either absorption or adsorption)
source(technology) a process by which energy or a substance enters a system
stiffening, rigidifying, rigidificationThe process of becoming stiff or rigid
stimulation(physiology) the effect of a stimulus (on nerves or organs etc.)
succession, ecological succession(ecology) the gradual and orderly process of change in an ecosystem brought about by the progressive replacement of one community by another until a stable climax is established
survival, survival of the fittest, natural selection, selectionA natural process resulting in the evolution of organisms best adapted to the environment
synergy, synergismThe working together of two things (muscles or drugs for example) to produce an effect greater than the sum of their individual effects
temperature changeA process whereby the degree of hotness of a body / body (or medium) changes
transductionThe process whereby a transducer accepts energy in one form and gives back related energy in a different form
transpirationThe passage of gases through fine tubes because of differences in pressure or temperature
vitrificationThe process of becoming vitreous
Broaderprocess, physical processA sustained phenomenon or one marked by gradual changes through a series of states
Spanishacción, acción natural, proceso natural
Catalanprocés natural

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