Notebook, 1993-



Treated, Handled, Made, Subjected to examination, analysis, actions or operations conducing to an end . . . . Course of proceedings [esp. legal proceedings] . . . . A natural phenomenom marked by gradual changes that lead toward a particular result . . . A natural continuing activity or function . . . .

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Process n [ME proces, fr. MF, fr. L processus, fr. procedere] [14c] 1a: Progress, Advance [in the __ of time] b: something going on: Proceeding 2a [1]: a natural phenomenon marked by gradual changes that lead toward a particular result [the __ of growth] [2]: a natural continuing activitiy or function [such life __es as breathing] b: a series of actions or operations conducing to an end; esp: a continuous operation or treatment esp. in manufacture 3a: the whole course of proceedings in a legal action b: the summons, mandate, or writ used by a court to compel the appearance of the deffendant in a legal action or compliance with its orders 4: a prominent or projecting part of an organism or organic structure [a bone __] 5: 5conk

2 Process vt [1532] 1a: to proceed against by law: prosecute b [1]: to take out a summons against [2]: to serve a summons on 2a: to subject to a special process or treatment [as in the course of manufacture] b [1]: to subject to or handle through an established usu. routine set of procedures [__ insurance claims] [2]: to subject to examination or analysis [computers __ date] c: to work [hair] into a conk

3 Process adj [1888] 1: treated or made by a special process esp. when involving synthesis or artificial modification 2: made by or used in a mechanical or photomechanical duplicating process 3: of or involving illusory effects usu. introduced during processing of the film

4 Process vi [back-formation fr. 1procession] [1814] chiefly Brit: to move in a procession

[Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, 10th Edition. Springfield, MA, USA: Merriam-Webster, Inc. 1995.]



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