What is process?

  • (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
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on process:

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 ...
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 Brazil by NUCLEI, a ...
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 using electrolysis ... (Water is produced at the same time.) Anodization is an electrolytic process that makes the surface of metals resistant to corrosion ... example, 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 ... The 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 process ... Other techniques include ancilla-assisted process tomography (AAPT) and entanglement-assisted process tomography (EAPT) which require an extra copy of the system ...
Process Philosophy Since Whitehead
... Several fields of science and especially medicine seem to make liberal use of ideas in process philosophy, notably the theory of pain and healing of the late 20th century ... 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 ...

More definitions of "process":

  • (verb): Deal with in a routine way.
    Example: "I'll handle that one"; "process a loan"; "process the applicants"
  • (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): Shape, form, or improve a material.
    Example: "Process iron"
    Synonyms: work, work on
  • (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"
  • (verb): Deliver a warrant or summons to someone.
    Synonyms: serve, swear out
  • (noun): A natural prolongation or projection from a part of an organism either animal or plant.
    Example: "A bony process"
    Synonyms: outgrowth, appendage
  • (noun): A mental process that you are not directly aware of.
    Example: "The process of denial"
    Synonyms: unconscious 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.
    Synonyms: summons
  • (noun): A particular course of action intended to achieve a result.
    Example: "It was a process of trial and error"
    Synonyms: procedure
  • (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): March in a procession.
    Synonyms: march

Famous quotes containing the word process:

    When you start with a portrait and search for a pure form, a clear volume, through successive eliminations, you arrive inevitably at the egg. Likewise, starting with the egg and following the same process in reverse, one finishes with the portrait.
    Pablo Picasso (1881–1973)

    By Modernism I mean the positive rejection of the past and the blind belief in the process of change, in novelty for its own sake, in the idea that progress through time equates with cultural progress; in the cult of individuality, originality and self-expression.
    Dan Cruickshank (b. 1949)

    The a priori method is distinguished for its comfortable conclusions. It is the nature of the process to adopt whatever belief we are inclined to, and there are certain flatteries to the vanity of man which we all believe by nature, until we are awakened from our pleasing dream by rough facts.
    Charles Sanders Peirce (1839–1914)