HyperDic: process

English > 13 senses of the word process:
NOUNactprocess, procedurea particular course of action intended to achieve a result
cognitionprocess, cognitive process, mental process, operation, cognitive operation(psychology) the performance of some composite cognitive activity
communicationprocess, summonsa writ issued by authority of law
cognitionprocess, unconscious processa mental process that you are not directly aware of
bodyprocess, outgrowth, appendagea natural prolongation or projection from a part of an organism either animal or plant
Topsprocess, physical processa sustained phenomenon or one marked by gradual changes through a series of states
VERBchangeprocess, treatsubject to a process or treatment, with the aim of readying for some purpose, improving, or remedying a condition
socialprocessdeal with in a routine way
cognitionprocessperform mathematical and logical operations on (data) according to programmed instructions in order to obtain the required information
socialprocess, action, sue, litigateinstitute legal proceedings against
motionprocess, marchmarch in a procession
creationprocess, work, work onshape, form, or improve a material
contactprocess, serve, swear outdeliver a warrant or summons to someone
process > pronunciation
Soundspraa'seh.s; prao'seh.s
RhymesABS ... yes: 78 rhymes with ehs...
English > process: 13 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningA particular course of action intended to achieve a result.
Example "it was a process of trial and error"
NarrowerBertillon systemA system or procedure for identifying persons
calculation, computation, computingThe procedure of calculating
condition, experimental conditionThe procedure that is varied in order to estimate a variable's effect by comparison with a control condition
diagnostic procedure, diagnostic techniqueA procedure followed in making a medical diagnosis
emergency procedure(medicine) a procedure adopted to meet an emergency (especially a medical emergency)
experimental procedureThe specific techniques used in conducting a particular experiment
fingerprintingThe procedure of taking inked impressions of a person's fingerprints for the purpose of identification
genetic profiling, genetic fingerprintingThe procedure of analyzing the DNA in samples of a person's body tissue or body fluid for the purpose of identification
indirectionindirect procedure or action
mapping, chromosome mapping(genetics) the process of locating genes on a chromosome
medical procedureA procedure employed by medical or dental practitioners
operating procedureA procedure for operating something or for dealing with a given situation
rigmarole, rigamaroleA long and complicated and confusing / confusing procedure
routine, modus operandiAn unvarying or habitual method or procedure
rule, formula(mathematics) a standard procedure for solving a class of mathematical problems
stiffeningThe act of becoming stiff
BroaderactivityAny specific behavior
Spanishprocedimiento, proceso
Catalanprocediment, procès
Verbsprocessshape, form, or improve a material
processdeal with in a routine way
English > process: 13 senses > noun 2, cognition
Meaning(psychology) the performance of some composite cognitive activity; an operation that affects mental contents.
Example"the process of thinking"
Synonymscognitive process, mental process, operation, cognitive operation
Categorypsychology, psychological scienceThe science of mental life
Narrowerbasic cognitive processcognitive processes involved in obtaining and storing knowledge
higher cognitive processcognitive processes that presuppose the availability of knowledge and put it to use
Broadercognition, knowledge, noesisThe psychological result of perception / perception and learning and reasoning
Spanishacto, proceso
English > process: 13 senses > noun 3, communication
MeaningA 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.
Categorylaw, jurisprudenceThe collection of rules imposed by authority
NarrowercitationA summons that commands the appearance of a party at a proceeding
monition, process of monitionA summons issued after the filing of a libel or claim directing all parties concerned to show cause why the judgment asked for should not be granted
ticketA summons issued to an offender (especially to someone who violates a traffic regulation)
Broaderwrit, judicial writ(law) a legal document issued by a court or judicial officer
Spanishcitación, llamamiento
Verbsprocessdeliver a warrant or summons to someone
processinstitute legal proceedings against
English > process: 13 senses > noun 4, cognition
MeaningA mental process that you are not directly aware of.
Example"the process of denial"
Synonymunconscious process
Narrowercondensation(psychoanalysis) an unconscious process whereby two ideas or images combine into a single symbol
defense mechanism, defense reaction, defence mechanism, defence reaction, defense, defence(psychiatry) an unconscious process that tries to reduce the anxiety associated with instinctive desires
sleep talking, somniloquy, somniloquismuttering speech while asleep
Broadercognition, knowledge, noesisThe psychological result of perception / perception and learning and reasoning
English > process: 13 senses > noun 5, body
MeaningA natural prolongation or projection from a part of an organism either animal or plant.
Example"a bony process"
Synonymsoutgrowth, appendage
Narroweracromion, acromial processThe outermost point of the spine of the shoulder blade
acrosomeA process at the anterior end of a sperm cell that produces enzymes to facilitate penetration of the egg
aculeasmall spiny outgrowth on the wings of certain insects
alaA flat wing-shaped process or winglike part of an organism
alveolar archThe part of the upper or lower jawbones in which the teeth are set
alveolar ridge, gum ridge, alveolar processA ridge that forms the borders of the upper and lower jaws and contains the sockets of the teeth
apophysis(anatomy) a natural outgrowth or projection on an organ or body part such as the process of a vertebra
appendix, vermiform appendix, vermiform process, cecal appendageA vestigial process that extends from the lower end of the cecum and that resembles a small pouch
aristabristlelike process near the tip of the antenna of certain flies
caruncle, carunculaAn outgrowth on a plant or animal such as a fowl's wattle or a protuberance near the hilum of certain seeds
cirrusA slender flexible animal appendage as on barnacles or crinoids or many insects
condyleA round bump on a bone where it forms a joint with another bone
coronoid process, processus coronoideusA sharp triangular process projecting from a bone
crestA showy growth of e.g. feathers or skin on the head of a bird or other animal
epicondyleA projection on a bone above a condyle serving for the attachment of muscles and ligaments
excrescence(pathology) an abnormal outgrowth or enlargement of some part of the body
fetlockProjection behind and above a horse's hoof
fimbriaThin projections forming a fringe (especially around the ovarian end of the Fallopian tube)
flagellumA lash-like appendage used for locomotion (e.g., in sperm cells and some bacteria and protozoa)
hairA filamentous projection / projection or process on an organism
hornOne of the bony outgrowths on the heads of certain ungulates
hornAny hard protuberance from the head of an organism that is similar to or suggestive of a horn
mastoid, mastoid process, mastoid bone, mastoidalProcess of the temporal bone behind the ear at the base of the skull
metaphysisThe growing part of a long bone between the diaphysis and the epiphysis
odontoid processA toothlike process at the back of 2nd vertebra of the neck
olecranon, olecranon processProcess of the ulna that forms the outer bump of the elbow and fits into the fossa of the humerus when the arm is extended
osteophytesmall abnormal bony outgrowth
papillaA small projection of tissue at the base of a hair or tooth or feather
papillaA small nipple-shaped protuberance concerned with taste, touch, or smell
papilla(botany) a tiny outgrowth on the surface of a petal or leaf
plant process, enationA natural projection or outgrowth from a plant body or organ
pseudopod, pseudopodiumtemporary outgrowth used by some microorganisms as an organ of feeding or locomotion
pterygoid processTwo bony processes descending from the body of the sphenoid bone
ridgeAny long raised border or margin of a bone or tooth or membrane
spicule, spiculumsmall pointed structure serving as a skeletal element in various marine and freshwater invertebrates e.g. sponges and corals
spineA sharp rigid animal process or appendage
styleA slender bristlelike or tubular process
styloid processExtends from the base of the temporal bone
tailThe posterior part of the body of a vertebrate especially when elongated and extending beyond the trunk or main part of the body
tentacleAny of various elongated tactile or prehensile flexible organs that occur on the head or near the mouth in many animals
transverse processOne of two processes that extend from each vertebra and provide the point of articulation for the ribs
trochanterOne of the bony prominences developed near the upper extremity of the femur to which muscles are attached
tuberosity, tubercle, eminenceA protuberance on a bone especially for attachment of a muscle or ligament
villusA minute hairlike projection / projection on mucous membrane
zygomatic processA slender process of the temporal bone that strengthens the zygomatic arch
Broaderbody partAny part of an organism such as an organ or extremity
Spanishapéndice, proceso, protuberancia
Catalanapèndix, protuberància
English > process: 13 senses > noun 6, Tops
MeaningA 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"
Synonymphysical process
Narrowerchelation(medicine) the process of removing a heavy metal from the bloodstream by means of a chelate as in treating lead or mercury poisoning
dealignmentA process whereby voters are moved toward nonpartisanship thus weakening / weakening the structure of political parties
decrease, decrementA process of becoming smaller or shorter
degeneration, devolutionThe process of declining from a higher to a lower level of effective power or vitality or essential quality
development, evolutionA process in which something passes by degrees to a different stage / stage (especially a more advanced or mature stage)
economic processAny process affecting the production and development and management of material wealth
encapsulationThe process of enclosing (as in a capsule)
execution, instruction execution(computer science) the process of carrying out an instruction by a computer
human processA process in which human beings are involved
increase, increment, growthA process of becoming larger / larger or longer or more numerous or more important
industrial processA systematic series of mechanical or chemical operations that produce or manufacture something
irreversible processAny process that is not reversible / reversible
iteration, looping(computer science) executing the same set of instructions a given number of times or until a specified result is obtained
iteration, loop(computer science) a single execution of a set of instructions that are to be repeated
natural process, natural action, action, activityA process existing in or produced by nature (rather than by the intent of human beings)
operation, functioning, performanceProcess or manner of functioning or operating
organic process, biological processA process occurring in living organisms
phenomenonAny state or process known through the senses rather than by intuition or reasoning
photographyThe process of producing images of objects on photosensitive surfaces
processingPreparing or putting through a prescribed procedure
reversible processAny process in which a system can be made to pass through the same states in the reverse order when the process is reversed
sensitization, sensitisation(psychology) the process of becoming highly sensitive to specific events or situations (especially emotional events or situations)
shaping, definingAny process serving to define the shape of something
variationThe process of varying or being varied
Broaderphysical entityAn entity that has physical existence
Spanishproceso físico, proceso
Catalanprocés físic, procés
English > process: 13 senses > verb 1, change
Meaningsubject to a process or treatment, with the aim of readying for some purpose, improving, or remedying a condition.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
  • "process cheese"
  • "process hair"
NarrowerAgenize, Ageniseage or bleach flour with Agene (nitrogen trichloride)
air-conditionControl the humidity and temperature of
ammoniatetreat with ammonia
beneficiateProcess (ores or other raw materials) , as by reduction
bituminize, bituminisetreat with bitumen
bromate, brominatetreat with bromine
camphoratetreat with camphor
carbonatetreat with carbon dioxide
carboxylatetreat (a chemical compound) with carboxyl or carboxylic acid
chlorinatetreat or combine with chlorine
chrometreat with a chromium compound
creosotetreat with creosote
currytreat by incorporating fat
digestconvert food into absorbable substances
dosetreat with an agent
fluoridate, fluoridize, fluoridisesubject to fluoridation
fumigate, fumetreat with fumes, expose to fumes, especially with the aim of disinfecting or eradicating pests
iodize, iodisetreat with iodine
irradiate, rayexpose to radiation
malttreat with malt or malt extract
mercerize, mercerisetreat to strengthen and improve the luster
nitratetreat with nitric acid, so as to change an organic compound into a nitrate
nitrify, nitrogenize, nitrogenisetreat with nitrogen or a nitrogen compound
oxygenate, oxygenize, oxygenise, aerateimpregnate, combine, or supply with oxygen
propagateCause to propagate, as by grafting or layering
refinetreat or prepare so as to put in a usable condition
reverberatetreat, process, heat, melt, or refine in a reverberatory furnace
runCause to perform
scaldtreat with boiling water
seedsprinkle with silver iodide particles to disperse and cause rain
sulphur, sulfurtreat with sulphur in order to preserve
tanktreat in a tank
vulcanize, vulcanisesubject to vulcanization
Broaderaffect, impact, bear upon, bear on, touch on, touchHave an effect upon
Spanishalisar, procesar, tratar
Catalanprocessar, tractar
Nounsprocessingpreparing or putting through a prescribed procedure
processora business engaged in processing agricultural products and preparing them for market
processorsomeone who processes things (foods or photographs or applicants etc.)
English > process: 13 senses > verb 2, social
MeaningDeal with in a routine way.
PatternSomebody ----s something
  • "process a loan"
  • "process the applicants"
Broadermanage, deal, care, handleBe in charge of, act on, or dispose of
Spanishprocesar, tratar
Catalanprocessar, tractar
Nounsprocessa particular course of action intended to achieve a result
processingpreparing or putting through a prescribed procedure
English > process: 13 senses > verb 3, cognition
MeaningPerform mathematical and logical operations on (data) according to programmed instructions in order to obtain the required information.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"The results of the elections were still being processed when he gave his acceptance speech"
Broadercalculate, cipher, cypher, compute, work out, reckon, figuremake a mathematical calculation or computation
Spanishmanejar, tratar
Catalanmanejar, tractar
Nounsprocessor(computer science) the part of a computer (a microprocessor chip) that does most of the data processing
English > process: 13 senses > verb 4, social
Meaninginstitute legal proceedings against; file a suit against.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
Example"He was warned that the district attorney would process him"
Synonymsaction, sue, litigate
NarrowerexpediteProcess fast and efficiently
Broaderchallengeissue a challenge to
Similar tolitigateEngage in legal proceedings
Spanishcontender, demandar, litigar, pleitear, proceder, procesar
Nounsprocessa writ issued by authority of law
English > process: 13 senses > verb 5, motion
Meaningmarch in a procession.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s PP
ModelThe children process to the playground
Example"They processed into the dining room"
Narrowercountermarchmarch back along the same way
debouch, march outmarch out (as from a defile) into open ground
fileproceed in line
goose stepmarch in a military fashion
parade, troop, promenademarch in a procession
BroaderwalkUse one's feet to advance
Spanishdesfilar, ir en procesión, marchar
English > process: 13 senses > verb 6, creation
Meaningshape, form, or improve a material.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example "process iron"
Synonymswork, work on
Narrowercoldwork, cold workshape (metal) without heat
hot-workRoll, press, forge, or shape (metal) while hot
overworkUse too much
rackWork on a rack / rack
rework, make over, retreadUse again in altered form
tillWork land as by ploughing, harrowing, and manuring, in order to make it ready for cultivation
toolWork with a tool
Broadertransform, transmute, transubstantiatechange or alter in form, appearance, or nature
Similar toshape, form, work, mold, mould, forgemake something, usually for a specific function
Spanishprocesar, trabajar, transformar
Catalanprocessar, transformar, treballar
Nounsprocessa particular course of action intended to achieve a result
English > process: 13 senses > verb 7, contact
Meaningdeliver a warrant or summons to someone.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody with something
Example"He was processed by the sheriff"
Synonymsserve, swear out
NarrowersubpoenaServe or summon with a subpoena
wash, rinseclean with some chemical process
BroaderdeliverBring to a destination, make a delivery
Spanishcitar, notificar, procesar
Nounsprocessa writ issued by authority of law

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