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process

noun [C]  us   /ˈprɑs·es, ˈproʊ·ses/
a series of actions or events performed to make something or achieve a particular result, or a series of changes that happen naturally: Completing his degree at night was a long process. Graying hair is part of the aging process. We are still in the process of redecorating the house (= working to decorate it). A process is also a method of doing or making something, as in industry: A new process has been developed for removing asbestos.

process

verb [T]  us   /ˈprɑs·es, ˈproʊ·ses/
to deal with something according to a particular set of actions: Your insurance claim will take about a month to process. If a computer processes information, it performs a series of operations on it. To process food or raw materials is to prepare, change, or treat them as part of an industrial operation.
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