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English definition of “process”


verb [T]    /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 .
(Definition of process verb from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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