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process

proc·ess

process

 
pronunciation:
pra ses
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, adjective
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a systematic sequence of actions used to produce something or achieve an end.
Her process of writing a novel begins with getting an idea and sketching it out.An assembly-line process made the mass production of automobiles possible.
synonyms:
method, operation, procedure
similar words:
machinery, mechanism, plan, practice, routine, scheme, strategy, system
definition 2: a continuous series of changes, functions, or operations.
The process of becoming a responsible adult can take many years.
synonyms:
course, procedure
similar words:
act, business, change, development, mechanism, metamorphosis, movement, passage, proceeding, progression, system, transformation
definition 3: movement onward or forward; progression.
synonyms:
progression
similar words:
advance, headway, movement
definition 4: a summons ordering a person to appear in court.
synonyms:
summons
similar words:
subpoena, writ
definition 5: the entire course of a legal proceeding.
similar words:
procedure, proceeding
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: processed, processes, processing
definition 1: to handle, treat, or transform according to a systematic procedure.
The new computers processed data at very high speeds.
synonyms:
handle, systematize, treat
similar words:
analyze, classify, deal with, order, organize, sift, transform
definition 2: to treat or manufacture according to a particular procedure.
We saw how they process cheese.
synonyms:
prepare, treat
similar words:
can, convert, cure, dehydrate, distill, dress, dry, extract, freeze, handle, manufacture, preserve, refine, smelt, smoke, transform
definition 3: to serve with a court summons.
similar words:
arraign, subpoena, summon
 
part of speech: adjective
definition: treated or modified by artificial means, as food.
synonyms:
treated
similar words:
altered, modified
derivations: processed (adj.), processor (processer) (n.)
Word Builder: process +
  • processed:
    having been handled or changed according to a process.
  • processing:
    the act of following steps to make or do something.
  • processor:
    a person or thing that processes something.
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Word Parts
The word process contains the following part:
ced, ces, -ceed, -cede, -cess Latin root that means to go; to go back or yield