What is process?

  • (verb): Perform mathematical and logical operations on (data) according to programmed instructions in order to obtain the required information.
    Example: "The results of the elections were still being processed when he gave his acceptance speech"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on process:

Process Philosophy Since Whitehead
... but independent cognitive apparatus, led to an obsession with the process "embodiment", that being, the emergence of these cognitions ... Since 2000, Process Psychology has progressed as an independent academic and therapeutic discipline ... The process, rather than the outcomes, seemed to drive his explicit behaviour and odd use of language, e.g ...
Fertilisation
... In animals, the process involves the fusion of an ovum with a sperm, which eventually leads to the development of an embryo ... Depending on the animal species, the process can occur within the body of the female in internal fertilisation, or outside (external fertilisation) ... The entire process of development of new individuals is called reproduction ...
Electrolysis - Industrial Uses
... Electrolysis has many other uses Electrometallurgy is the process of reduction of metals from metallic compounds to obtain the pure form of metal ... (Water is produced at the same time.) Anodization is an electrolytic process that makes the surface of metals resistant to corrosion ... ships are saved from being corroded by oxygen in the water by this process ...
Quantum Tomography - Quantum Process Tomography
... Quantum process tomography (QPT) deals with identifying an unknown quantum dynamical process ... first approach, introduced in 1997 and sometimes known as standard quantum process tomography (SQPT) involves preparing an ensemble of quantum states and sending them through the ... Other techniques include ancilla-assisted process tomography (AAPT) and entanglement-assisted process tomography (EAPT) which require an extra copy of the system ...
Enriched Uranium - Enrichment Methods - Other Techniques - Aerodynamic Processes
... Becker and associates using the LIGA process and the vortex tube separation process ... Corporation of South Africa (UCOR) developed and deployed the Helikon vortex separation process based on the vortex tube and a demonstration plant was built in ...

More definitions of "process":

  • (noun): A sustained phenomenon or one marked by gradual changes through a series of states.
    Example: "Events now in process"; "the process of calcification begins later for boys than for girls"
  • (verb): Subject to a process or treatment, with the aim of readying for some purpose, improving, or remedying a condition.
    Example: "Process cheese"; "process hair"
    Synonyms: treat
  • (noun): A particular course of action intended to achieve a result.
    Example: "It was a process of trial and error"
    Synonyms: procedure
  • (noun): A mental process that you are not directly aware of.
    Example: "The process of denial"
    Synonyms: unconscious process
  • (verb): Deal with in a routine way.
    Example: "I'll handle that one"; "process a loan"; "process the applicants"
  • (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.
    Synonyms: summons
  • (verb): March in a procession.
    Synonyms: march
  • (noun): A natural prolongation or projection from a part of an organism either animal or plant.
    Example: "A bony process"
    Synonyms: outgrowth, appendage
  • (verb): Institute legal proceedings against; file a suit against.
    Example: "He was warned that the district attorney would process him"
    Synonyms: action, sue, litigate
  • (verb): Deliver a warrant or summons to someone.
    Synonyms: serve, swear out
  • (verb): Shape, form, or improve a material.
    Example: "Process iron"
    Synonyms: work, work on

Famous quotes containing the word process:

    Rules and particular inferences alike are justified by being brought into agreement with each other. A rule is amended if it yields an inference we are unwilling to accept; an inference is rejected if it violates a rule we are unwilling to amend. The process of justification is the delicate one of making mutual adjustments between rules and accepted inferences; and in the agreement achieved lies the only justification needed for either.
    Nelson Goodman (b. 1906)

    The American, if he has a spark of national feeling, will be humiliated by the very prospect of a foreigner’s visit to Congress—these, for the most part, illiterate hacks whose fancy vests are spotted with gravy, and whose speeches, hypocritical, unctuous, and slovenly, are spotted also with the gravy of political patronage, these persons are a reflection on the democratic process rather than of it; they expose it in its process rather than of it; they expose it in its underwear.
    Mary McCarthy (1912–1989)

    To me, the whole process of being a brushstroke in someone else’s painting is a little difficult.
    Madonna [Madonna Louise Ciccione] (b. 1959)