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process

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈprəʊses/ US   /ˈprɑːses/
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 process The role offers the opportunity to be a part of the company's decision-making process. approval/evaluation/inspection process complete/finish/start a process a disciplinary/hiring/selection process improve/speed up/streamline a process
PRODUCTION a 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 also due process , four-colour process
(Definition of process noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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