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process  

  ( processes    plural & 3rd person present)   ( processing    present participle)   ( processed    past tense & past participle  )
1       n-count   A process is a series of actions which are carried out in order to achieve a particular result.  
oft supp N, N of n  
There was total agreement to start the peace process as soon as possible..., The best way to proceed is by a process of elimination.     
2       n-count   A process is a series of things which happen naturally and result in a biological or chemical change.  
It occurs in elderly men, apparently as part of the ageing process...     
3       verb   When raw materials or foods are processed, they are prepared in factories before they are used or sold.  
...fish which are processed by freezing, canning or smoking...      be V-ed  
The material will be processed into plastic pellets.      be V-ed into n  
...diets high in refined and processed foods.      V-ed  
      Process is also a noun., n-count  
...the cost of re-engineering the production process.     
  processing      n-uncount   usu with supp  
America sent cotton to England for processing.     
4       verb   When people process information, they put it through a system or into a computer in order to deal with it.  
...facilities to process the data, and the right to publish the results...      V n  
  processing      n-uncount   supp N  
...data processing...     
    word processing  
5       verb   When people are processed by officials, their case is dealt with in stages and they pass from one stage of the process to the next.  
usu passive  
Patients took more than two hours to be processed through the department.      be V-ed  
6    If you are in the process of doing something, you have started to do it and are still doing it.  
in the process of      phrase   V inflects, usu v-link PHR  
The administration is in the process of drawing up a peace plan...     
7    If you are doing something and you do something else in the process, you do the second thing as part of doing the first thing.  
in the process             phrase   PHR with cl  
You have to let us struggle for ourselves, even if we must die in the process.     
Translation English - Cobuild Collins Dictionary  
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exp.
A progressing virtual world of global computers having networks of interdependent information technology infrastructures, telecommunications networks and computer processing systems in which online interactions takes place.
[Tech.]
n.
computation device whose processing power is derived from the application of quantum physics phenomena
[Tech.]
n.
bar or counter where drinks are served without limitation after paying a fixed fee

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