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process

noun [C] uk   /ˈprəʊ.ses/ us    /ˈprɑː-/
B2 a series of actions that you take in order to achieve a result: the peace process Increasing the number of women in top management jobs will be a slow process. This decision may delay the process of European unification. The party has begun the painful (= difficult) process of rethinking its policies and strategy. Going to court to obtain compensation is a long process. She arrived at the correct answer by a process of elimination (= by deciding against each answer that was unlikely to be correct until only one was left). B2 a series of changes that happen naturally: the digestive process the ageing process It's all part of the learning process. a method of producing goods in a factory by treating natural substances: They have developed a new process for extracting aluminium from bauxite.

process

verb uk   us  

process verb (DEAL WITH)

B2   /ˈprəʊ.ses/    /ˈprɑː-/ [T] to deal with documents in an official way: Visa applications take 28 days to process.   /ˈprəʊ.ses/    /ˈprɑː-/ [T] If a computer processes information, it performs a particular series of operations on the information, such as a set of calculations.     [T] to prepare, change, or treat food or natural substances as a part of an industrial operation: a waste processing plant     [T] to make pictures from photographic film: I need to get those films processed.

process verb (WALK)

    /prəˈses/ [I + adv/prep] formal to walk slowly: We watched them process down the aisle.
processing
noun [U] uk   /-ɪŋ/ us  
data processing
(Definition of process from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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