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process         

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1]  

      n  
1    a series of actions that produce a change or development  
the process of digestion     
2    a method of doing or producing something  
3    a forward movement  
4    the course of time  
5   
a    a summons, writ, etc., commanding a person to appear in court  
b    the whole proceedings in an action at law  
6    a natural outgrowth or projection of a part, organ, or organism  
7    a distinct subtask of a computer system which can be regarded as proceeding in parallel with other subtasks of the system  
8    modifier   relating to the general preparation of a printing forme or plate by the use, at some stage, of photography  
9    modifier   denoting a film, film scene, shot, etc., made by techniques that produce unusual optical effects  
      vb   tr  
10    to subject to a routine procedure; handle  
11    to treat or prepare by a special method, esp. to treat (food) in order to preserve it  
to process cheese     
12   
a    to institute legal proceedings against  
b    to serve a process on  
13      (Photog)  
a    to develop, rinse, fix, wash, and dry (exposed film, etc.)  
b    to produce final prints or slides from (undeveloped film)  
14      (Computing)   to perform mathematical and logical operations on (data) according to programmed instructions in order to obtain the required information  
15    to prepare (food) using a food processor  
     (C14: from Old French procès, from Latin processus an advancing, from procedere to proceed)  
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process          [2]  
      vb   intr   to proceed in or as if in a procession  
     (C19: back formation from procession)  

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beta decay  
      n   the radioactive transformation of an atomic nucleus accompanying the emission of an electron. It involves unit change of atomic number but none in mass number,   (Also called)    beta transformation, process         


additive process  
      n   a photographic process in which the desired colours are produced by adding together appropriate proportions of three primary colours  
   Compare        subtractive process         
Ben Day process  
      n     (Printing)   a method of adding texture, shading, or detail to line drawings by overlaying a transparent sheet of dots or any other pattern during platemaking  
     (C20: named after Benjamin Day (1838--1916), American printer)  
Bessemer process  
      n  
1    (formerly) a process for producing steel by blowing air through molten pig iron at about 1250°C in a Bessemer converter: silicon, manganese, and phosphorus impurities are removed and the carbon content is controlled  
2    a similar process for removing sulphur and iron from copper matte         
     (C19: named after Sir Henry Bessemer (1813--98), English engineer)  
Bosch process  
      n   an industrial process for manufacturing hydrogen by the catalytic reduction of steam with carbon monoxide  
     (C20: named after Carl Bosch)  
business process re-engineering  
      n   restructuring an organization by means of a radical reassessment of its core processes and predominant competencies,   (Abbrev)    BPR  
carbon process   , printing  
      n   a photographic process for producing positive prints by exposing sensitized carbon tissue to light passing through a negative. Washing removes the unexposed gelatine leaving the pigmented image in the exposed insoluble gelatine  
cyanide process  
      n   a process for recovering gold and silver from ores by treatment with a weak solution of sodium cyanide,   (Also called)    cyaniding  
diagonal process  
      n     (Maths, logic)   a form of argument in which a new member of a set is constructed from a list of its known members by making the nth term of the new member differ from the nth term of the nth member. The new member is thus different from every member of the list  
due process of law  
      n   the administration of justice in accordance with established rules and principles  
Haber process  
      n   an industrial process for producing ammonia by reacting atmospheric nitrogen with hydrogen at about 200 atmospheres (2x107 pascals) and 500°C in the presence of a catalyst, usually iron  
     (named after Fritz Haber (1868--1934), German chemist)  
jury process  
      n   the writ used to summon jurors  
Mond process     (German)  
      n   a process for obtaining nickel by heating the ore in carbon monoxide to produce nickel carbonyl vapour, which is then decomposed at a higher temperature to yield the metal         
     (C19: named after Ludwig Mond (1839--1909), German chemist and industrialist)  
odontoid process  
      n     (Anatomy)   the toothlike upward projection at the back of the second vertebra of the neck  
open-hearth process  
      n   a process for making steel using an open-hearth furnace  
photogelatine process  
      n      another name for       collotype       1  
planar process  
      n   a method of producing diffused junctions in semiconductor devices. A pattern of holes is etched into an oxide layer formed on a silicon substrate, into which impurities are diffused through the holes  
process          [1]  
      n  
1    a series of actions that produce a change or development  
the process of digestion     
2    a method of doing or producing something  
3    a forward movement  
4    the course of time  
5   
a    a summons, writ, etc., commanding a person to appear in court  
b    the whole proceedings in an action at law  
6    a natural outgrowth or projection of a part, organ, or organism  
7    a distinct subtask of a computer system which can be regarded as proceeding in parallel with other subtasks of the system  
8    modifier   relating to the general preparation of a printing forme or plate by the use, at some stage, of photography  
9    modifier   denoting a film, film scene, shot, etc., made by techniques that produce unusual optical effects  
      vb   tr  
10    to subject to a routine procedure; handle  
11    to treat or prepare by a special method, esp. to treat (food) in order to preserve it  
to process cheese     
12   
a    to institute legal proceedings against  
b    to serve a process on  
13      (Photog)  
a    to develop, rinse, fix, wash, and dry (exposed film, etc.)  
b    to produce final prints or slides from (undeveloped film)  
14      (Computing)   to perform mathematical and logical operations on (data) according to programmed instructions in order to obtain the required information  
15    to prepare (food) using a food processor  
     (C14: from Old French procès, from Latin processus an advancing, from procedere to proceed)  
process          [2]  
      vb   intr   to proceed in or as if in a procession  
     (C19: back formation from procession)  
process camera  
      n     (Printing)   a large camera used in the photographic processes involved in the printing industry  
process colour  
      n     (Printing)   any of the four colours (cyan, magenta, yellow, and black) used in process printing  
process engineering  
      n   the branch of engineering concerned with industrial processes, esp. continuous ones, such as the production of petrochemicals  
  process engineer      n  
process printing  
      n   a method of making reproductions of a coloured picture, usually by using four halftone plates for different coloured inks  
process-server  
      n   a sheriff's officer who serves legal documents such as writs for appearance in court  
pterygoid process  
      n     (Anatomy)   either of two long bony plates extending downwards from each side of the sphenoid bone within the skull  
     (C18 pterygoid, from Greek pterugoeides, from pterux wing; see -oid)  
screen process  
      n   a method of printing using a fine mesh of silk, nylon, etc., treated with an impermeable coating except in the areas through which ink is subsequently forced onto the paper behind,   (Also called)    silk-screen printing  
Solvay process  
      n   an industrial process for manufacturing sodium carbonate. Carbon dioxide is passed into a solution of sodium chloride saturated with ammonia. Sodium bicarbonate is precipitated and heated to form the carbonate  
     (C19: named after Ernest Solvay (1838--1922), Belgian chemist who invented it)  
subtractive process  
      n   a photographic process in which all but the desired colours are removed by passing the illuminating light through subtractive filters  
   Compare        additive process         
thermite process  
      n      another name for       aluminothermy  
transverse process  
      n     (Anatomy)   either of the projections that arise from either side of a vertebra and provide articulation for the ribs  
unit process  
      n     (Chemical engineering)   any of a number of standard operations, such as filtration or distillation, that are widely used in various chemical industries  
zygomatic process  
      n   a slender bony process of the temporal bone that forms part of the zygomatic arch  

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vermiform appendix   , process         
      n   a wormlike pouch extending from the lower end of the caecum in some mammals. In man it is vestigial,   (Also called)    appendix  


additive process  
      n   a photographic process in which the desired colours are produced by adding together appropriate proportions of three primary colours  
   Compare       subtractive process  
Ben Day process  
      n     (Printing)   a method of adding texture, shading, or detail to line drawings by overlaying a transparent sheet of dots or any other pattern during platemaking  
     (C20: named after Benjamin Day (1838--1916), American printer)  
Bessemer process  
      n  
1    (formerly) a process for producing steel by blowing air through molten pig iron at about 1250°C in a Bessemer converter: silicon, manganese, and phosphorus impurities are removed and the carbon content is controlled  
2    a similar process for removing sulphur and iron from copper matte  
     (C19: named after Sir Henry Bessemer (1813--98), English engineer)  
Bosch process  
      n   an industrial process for manufacturing hydrogen by the catalytic reduction of steam with carbon monoxide  
     (C20: named after Carl Bosch)  
business process re-engineering  
      n   restructuring an organization by means of a radical reassessment of its core processes and predominant competencies,   (Abbrev)    BPR  
carbon process   , printing  
      n   a photographic process for producing positive prints by exposing sensitized carbon tissue to light passing through a negative. Washing removes the unexposed gelatine leaving the pigmented image in the exposed insoluble gelatine  
cyanide process  
      n   a process for recovering gold and silver from ores by treatment with a weak solution of sodium cyanide,   (Also called)    cyaniding  
diagonal process  
      n     (Maths, logic)   a form of argument in which a new member of a set is constructed from a list of its known members by making the nth term of the new member differ from the nth term of the nth member. The new member is thus different from every member of the list  
due process of law  
      n   the administration of justice in accordance with established rules and principles  
Haber process  
      n   an industrial process for producing ammonia by reacting atmospheric nitrogen with hydrogen at about 200 atmospheres (2x107 pascals) and 500°C in the presence of a catalyst, usually iron  
     (named after Fritz Haber (1868--1934), German chemist)  
jury process  
      n   the writ used to summon jurors  
Mond process     (German)  
      n   a process for obtaining nickel by heating the ore in carbon monoxide to produce nickel carbonyl vapour, which is then decomposed at a higher temperature to yield the metal  
     (C19: named after Ludwig Mond (1839--1909), German chemist and industrialist)  
odontoid process  
      n     (Anatomy)   the toothlike upward projection at the back of the second vertebra of the neck  
open-hearth process  
      n   a process for making steel using an open-hearth furnace  
photogelatine process  
      n      another name for       collotype       1  
planar process  
      n   a method of producing diffused junctions in semiconductor devices. A pattern of holes is etched into an oxide layer formed on a silicon substrate, into which impurities are diffused through the holes  
process          [1]  
      n  
1    a series of actions that produce a change or development  
the process of digestion     
2    a method of doing or producing something  
3    a forward movement  
4    the course of time  
5   
a    a summons, writ, etc., commanding a person to appear in court  
b    the whole proceedings in an action at law  
6    a natural outgrowth or projection of a part, organ, or organism  
7    a distinct subtask of a computer system which can be regarded as proceeding in parallel with other subtasks of the system  
8    modifier   relating to the general preparation of a printing forme or plate by the use, at some stage, of photography  
9    modifier   denoting a film, film scene, shot, etc., made by techniques that produce unusual optical effects  
      vb   tr  
10    to subject to a routine procedure; handle  
11    to treat or prepare by a special method, esp. to treat (food) in order to preserve it  
to process cheese     
12   
a    to institute legal proceedings against  
b    to serve a process on  
13      (Photog)  
a    to develop, rinse, fix, wash, and dry (exposed film, etc.)  
b    to produce final prints or slides from (undeveloped film)  
14      (Computing)   to perform mathematical and logical operations on (data) according to programmed instructions in order to obtain the required information  
15    to prepare (food) using a food processor  
     (C14: from Old French procès, from Latin processus an advancing, from procedere to proceed)  
process          [2]  
      vb   intr   to proceed in or as if in a procession  
     (C19: back formation from procession)  
process camera  
      n     (Printing)   a large camera used in the photographic processes involved in the printing industry  
process colour  
      n     (Printing)   any of the four colours (cyan, magenta, yellow, and black) used in process printing  
process engineering  
      n   the branch of engineering concerned with industrial processes, esp. continuous ones, such as the production of petrochemicals  
  process engineer      n  
process printing  
      n   a method of making reproductions of a coloured picture, usually by using four halftone plates for different coloured inks  
process-server  
      n   a sheriff's officer who serves legal documents such as writs for appearance in court  
pterygoid process  
      n     (Anatomy)   either of two long bony plates extending downwards from each side of the sphenoid bone within the skull  
     (C18 pterygoid, from Greek pterugoeides, from pterux wing; see -oid)  
screen process  
      n   a method of printing using a fine mesh of silk, nylon, etc., treated with an impermeable coating except in the areas through which ink is subsequently forced onto the paper behind,   (Also called)    silk-screen printing  
Solvay process  
      n   an industrial process for manufacturing sodium carbonate. Carbon dioxide is passed into a solution of sodium chloride saturated with ammonia. Sodium bicarbonate is precipitated and heated to form the carbonate  
     (C19: named after Ernest Solvay (1838--1922), Belgian chemist who invented it)  
subtractive process  
      n   a photographic process in which all but the desired colours are removed by passing the illuminating light through subtractive filters  
   Compare       additive process  
thermite process  
      n      another name for       aluminothermy  
transverse process  
      n     (Anatomy)   either of the projections that arise from either side of a vertebra and provide articulation for the ribs  
unit process  
      n     (Chemical engineering)   any of a number of standard operations, such as filtration or distillation, that are widely used in various chemical industries  
zygomatic process  
      n   a slender bony process of the temporal bone that forms part of the zygomatic arch  

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process

  

      n  
1    action, course, course of action, manner, means, measure, method, mode, operation, performance, practice, procedure, proceeding, system, transaction  
2    advance, course, development, evolution, formation, growth, movement, progress, progression, stage, step, unfolding  
3      (Law)   action, case, suit, trial  
      vb  
4    deal with, dispose of, fulfil, handle, take care of  
5    alter, convert, prepare, refine, transform, treat  

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Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
n.
An agile management process for software development
Don't translate it, but use it as technical term
n.
process of creating ideas ; creation of ideas
v.
to begin something, to get a process started
If I could just get the ball rolling, then other people would help. Now that we're acquainted, let's get the ball rolling!
prep.
Process data that is created, stored or communicated by any information system, that is relevant to the process of adjudication.
[Tech.] Electronic Evidence
n.
distributed control system; a control system for a process or plant, wherein control elements are distributed throughout the system
chemical plants, petrochemical (oil) and refineries, boiler controls and power plant systems, nuclear power plants, environmental control systems etc.
abbr. acron.
Waste to Energy; Waste-to-energy (WtE) or energy-from-waste (EfW) is the process of generating energy in the form of electricity and/or heat from the primary treatment of waste
n.
the process of using the knowledge or information you have in order to understand something or form an opinion, or the opinion that you form ()
I have to make deductions about the meaning of words in poem then, I could understand more.
n.
the process of taking away an amount from a total, or the amount that is taken away
When I went shopping with my mother, our shopping bill was deducted 10% because we used our M-card.
n.
a process by which two or more things affect each other ()
I learned the idea of interactions in ecosystems. It was hard to understand because there are many kinds of interactions that made me feel confused.
adj.
1. [Comp.] a device that once plugged in is automatically recognized by the system and launches the expected process without any action on the user's side; 2. [Bus.] a new employee who is able to start work without too much induction and training
[Comp.];[Bus.] can be used as both noun and adjective: plug and play device; plug and play employee or simply plug and play (noun)
n.
is a test process that is performed after the software has been changed in order to verify if the changes didn't affect other software parts
n.
innovation paradigm that assumes firms should use external ideas and/or external paths to market in their innovation process
[Tech.];[Bus.] word coined by Henry Chesbrough, who opposes this paradigm to the closed innovation one, where all the innovation process happens within the borders of the firm.
n.
the application of scientifically proven methods to gather, process, interpret, and to use digital evidence to provide a conclusive description of cyber crime activities
[Tech.]
exp.
Digital footprint is a track left by user in form of data in process of transmission of information online
v.
launch the process, launch the project, make sure that progress is under way
idiom
prep.
Digital estate Planning is the process having uniform rules of envisaging and arranging for the clearance of digital assets during a person physical life under virtual identity.
[Leg.];[Tech.] arranging for the clearance of digital assets
o.
Interactive Databases System is a process of storing data in files based on interaction between pieces of data.
[Tech.] Interactive Databases System is a process of storing data in files
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