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Date: 1300-1400
Language: Old French
Origin: proces, from Latin processus, from procedere; PROCEED

process

1 noun
     
Related topics: Industry
pro‧cess1 S2 W1 [countable]
1 a series of actions that are done in order to achieve a particular result:
the Israeli-Egyptian peace process
Repetition can help the learning process.
process of
the process of economic change
slow/lengthy/laborious etc process
Getting fit again has been a long slow process.
the mental processes involved in decision-making
2 a series of things that happen naturally and result in gradual change
process of
the natural process of evolution
Coal forms by a slow process of chemical change.
the digestive process
3

be in the process of (doing) something

to have started doing something and not yet be finished:
The company is in the process of moving to new offices.
4

be in process

if something is in process, it is happening now:
There was an armed revolt in process.
5

in the process

while you are doing something or something is happening:
I spilt the coffee, burning myself in the process.
6

process of elimination

a way of finding the right answer, the truth etc by gradually deciding that none of the other answers etc are possible
by (a) process of elimination
I solved the problem by a process of elimination.
7TI a method of making or producing goods:
Recycling is an industrial process.

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