Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “process”

process

noun [C]     /ˈprəʊses/ US  /ˈprɑːses/
ACTIONS B2 a series of actions that you take in order to achieve a result: Buying a house can be a long and complicated process.Ways of achieving thingsCausing things to happen
CHANGES [C] B2 a series of changes that happen naturally: the ageing process Ways of achieving things
in the process If you are doing something, and you do something else in the process, the second thing happens as a result of doing the first thing: She stood up to say hello and spilled her drink in the process.Simultaneous and consecutiveOrder and sequence
be in the process of doing sth to have started doing something: We're in the process of painting our apartment.Ways of achieving things
(Definition of process noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

More Learner's Dictionary definitions for “process”

Definitions of “process” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

generous

willing to give money, help, kindness, etc., especially more than is usual or expected

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More