Dictionary Results for process


1. process - noun

· a particular course of action intended to achieve a result; "the procedure of obtaining a driver's license"; "it was a process of trial and error"

Synonym(s): procedure

Hypernym(s): activity




2. process - noun

· (psychology) the performance of some composite cognitive activity; an operation that affects mental contents; "the process of thinking"; "the cognitive operation of remembering"

Synonym(s): cognitive_process, mental_process, operation, cognitive_operation

Hypernym(s): cognition, knowledge, noesis




3. process - noun

· a writ issued by authority of law; usually compels the defendant's attendance in a civil suit; failure to appear results in a default judgment against the defendant

Synonym(s): summons

Hypernym(s): writ, judicial_writ




4. process - noun

· a mental process that you are not directly aware of; "the process of denial"

Synonym(s): unconscious_process

Hypernym(s): cognition, knowledge, noesis




5. process - noun

· a natural prolongation or projection from a part of an organism either animal or plant; "a bony process"

Synonym(s): outgrowth, appendage

Hypernym(s): body_part




6. process - noun

· a sustained phenomenon or one marked by gradual changes through a series of states; "events now in process"; "the process of calcification begins later for boys than for girls"

Synonym(s): physical_process

Hypernym(s): physical_entity




7. process - verb

· subject to a process or treatment, with the aim of readying for some purpose, improving, or remedying a condition; "process cheese"; "process hair"; "treat the water so it can be drunk"; "treat the lawn with chemicals"; "treat an oil spill"

Synonym(s): treat

Hypernym(s): affect, impact, bear_upon, bear_on, touch_on, touch




8. process - verb

· deal with in a routine way; "I'll handle that one"; "process a loan"; "process the applicants"

Hypernym(s): manage, deal, care, handle




9. process - verb

· perform mathematical and logical operations on (data) according to programmed instructions in order to obtain the required information; "The results of the elections were still being processed when he gave his acceptance speech"

Hypernym(s): calculate, cipher, cypher, compute, work_out, reckon, figure




10. process - verb

· institute legal proceedings against; file a suit against; "He was warned that the district attorney would process him"; "She actioned the company for discrimination"

Synonym(s): action, sue, litigate

Hypernym(s): challenge




11. process - verb

· march in a procession; "They processed into the dining room"

Synonym(s): march

Hypernym(s): walk




12. process - verb

· shape, form, or improve a material; "work stone into tools"; "process iron"; "work the metal"

Synonym(s): work, work_on

Hypernym(s): transform, transmute, transubstantiate




13. process - verb

· deliver a warrant or summons to someone; "He was processed by the sheriff"

Synonym(s): serve, swear_out

Hypernym(s): deliver





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