Meaning of “process” - Learner’s Dictionary


noun [ C ] uk /ˈprəʊses/ us /ˈprɑːses/
Extra Examples
The whole examination process seemed completely haphazard.America has played a major role in the peace process.She described the process with great clarity.The legal process was time-consuming and expensive.Recovery from the operation is a slow and painful process.

B2 a series of actions that you take in order to achieve a result:

Buying a house can be a long and complicated process.

B2 a series of changes that happen naturally:

the ageing process
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.
be in the process of doing sth

to have started doing something:

We're in the process of painting our apartment.

(Definition of “process noun” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)