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English definition of “process”


verb (DEAL WITH)   
B2   /ˈprəʊ.ses/   US  /ˈprɑː-/ [T] to deal with documents in an official way: Visa applications take 28 days to process.Dealing with things or peopleActing and actsCoping and not copingTolerating and enduring   /ˈprəʊ.ses/   US  /ˈprɑː-/ [T] If a computer processes information , it performs a particular series of operations on the information , such as a set of calculations .PhotographyComputer concepts     [T] to prepare , change , or treat food or natural substances as a part of an industrial operation : a waste processing plant Industrial processingPreserving and storing food     [T] to make pictures from photographic film : I need to get those films processed.Photography processing     /-ɪŋ/ noun [U] data processingComputer concepts
(Definition of process verb (DEAL WITH) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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