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process

verb [T]
 
 
/ˈprəʊses/ US   /ˈprɑːses/
PRODUCTION to change raw materials, for example by adding chemicals or other substances to them, as part of the production of goods: The two new oil refineries will be able to process 250,000 barrels of crude a day.
to deal with documents in an official way: process applications/claims/orders Insurance claims may take up to 30 days to process.
IT if a computer processes data, it uses a set of instructions to organize it and produce a particular result: A bug in the system was preventing it from processing digital image files.
(Definition of process verb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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