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English definition of “process”

process

noun [C]     /ˈprəʊ.ses/ US  /ˈprɑː-/
B2 a series of actions that you take in order to achieve a result : the peace process Increasing the number of women in top management jobs will be a slow process. This decision may delay the process of European unification . The party has begun the painful (= difficult ) process of rethinking its policies and strategy . Going to court to obtain compensation is a long process. She arrived at the correct answer by a process of elimination (= by deciding against each answer that was unlikely to be correct until only one was left ).Ways of achieving things B2 a series of changes that happen naturally : the digestive process the ageing process It's all part of the learning process.Making progress and advancingBecoming better a method of producing goods in a factory by treating natural substances : They have developed a new process for extracting aluminium from bauxite .Industrial processing
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