What is process?

  • (verb): Deliver a warrant or summons to someone.
    Synonyms: serve, swear out
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on process:

Process Philosophy Since Whitehead
... medicine seem to make liberal use of ideas in process philosophy, notably the theory of pain and healing of the late 20th century ... of similar 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 ...
Enriched Uranium - Enrichment Methods - Other Techniques - Aerodynamic Processes
... Becker and associates using the LIGA process and the vortex tube separation process ... 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 consortium led by ...
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 ... For 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 ... approach, introduced in 1997 and sometimes known as standard quantum process tomography (SQPT) involves preparing an ensemble of quantum states and sending them through ... Other techniques include ancilla-assisted process tomography (AAPT) and entanglement-assisted process tomography (EAPT) which require an extra copy of the system ...
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 ...

More definitions of "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"
  • (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
  • (verb): Shape, form, or improve a material.
    Example: "Process iron"
    Synonyms: work, work on
  • (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 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 mental process that you are not directly aware of.
    Example: "The process of denial"
    Synonyms: unconscious 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): Institute legal proceedings against; file a suit against.
    Example: "He was warned that the district attorney would process him"
    Synonyms: action, sue, litigate
  • (noun): A particular course of action intended to achieve a result.
    Example: "It was a process of trial and error"
    Synonyms: procedure
  • (verb): March in a procession.
    Synonyms: march
  • (verb): Deal with in a routine way.
    Example: "I'll handle that one"; "process a loan"; "process the applicants"

Famous quotes containing the word process:

    The toddler’s wish to please ... is a powerful aid in helping the child to develop a social awareness and, eventually, a moral conscience. The child’s love for the parent is so strong that it causes him to change his behavior: to refrain from hitting and biting, to share toys with a peer, to become toilet trained. This wish for approval is the parent’s most reliable ally in the process of socializing the child.
    Alicia F. Lieberman (20th century)

    Any balance we achieve between adult and parental identities, between children’s and our own needs, works only for a time—because, as one father says, “It’s a new ball game just about every week.” So we are always in the process of learning to be parents.
    Joan Sheingold Ditzion, Dennie, and Palmer Wolf. Ourselves and Our Children, by Boston Women’s Health Book Collective, ch. 2 (1978)

    There was only one catch and that was Catch-22, which specified that a concern for one’s own safety in the face of dangers that were real and immediate was the process of a rational mind.... Orr would be crazy to fly more missions and sane if he didn’t, but if he was sane he had to fly them. If he flew them he was crazy and didn’t have to; but if he didn’t want to he was sane and had to.
    Joseph Heller (b. 1923)