›a series of actions that are needed in order to do something or achieve a result: Management recognizes it is important to get the process right even if it means delaying the project start date.consultation/decision-making/planning processThe role offers the opportunity to be a part of the company's decision-making process.approval/evaluation/inspection process complete/finish/start a processa disciplinary/hiring/selection processimprove/speed up/streamline a process
›PRODUCTIONa method of producing goods in a particular industry: an industrial/manufacturing/production process
be in the process of doing sth›to have started doing something: We're in the process of reviewing the court's decision and evaluating our response.
in the process›if something is happening, and something else happens in the process, the second thing happens as a result of the first: A clash with their main supplier means they won't be able to honour their contracts and will lose millions of pounds in the process. → See alsodue process, four-colour process