physical process


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Noun1.physical process - a sustained phenomenon or one marked by gradual changes through a series of states; "events now in process"; "the process of calcification begins later for boys than for girls"
physical entity - an entity that has physical existence
phenomenon - any state or process known through the senses rather than by intuition or reasoning
chelation - (medicine) the process of removing a heavy metal from the bloodstream by means of a chelate as in treating lead or mercury poisoning
dealignment - a process whereby voters are moved toward nonpartisanship thus weakening the structure of political parties
decrease, decrement - a process of becoming smaller or shorter
degeneration, devolution - the process of declining from a higher to a lower level of effective power or vitality or essential quality
evolution, development - a process in which something passes by degrees to a different stage (especially a more advanced or mature stage); "the development of his ideas took many years"; "the evolution of Greek civilization"; "the slow development of her skill as a writer"
economic process - any process affecting the production and development and management of material wealth
encapsulation - the process of enclosing (as in a capsule)
instruction execution, execution - (computer science) the process of carrying out an instruction by a computer
human process - a process in which human beings are involved
increment, growth, increase - a process of becoming larger or longer or more numerous or more important; "the increase in unemployment"; "the growth of population"
industrial process - a systematic series of mechanical or chemical operations that produce or manufacture something
irreversible process - any process that is not reversible
looping, iteration - (computer science) executing the same set of instructions a given number of times or until a specified result is obtained; "the solution is obtained by iteration"
iteration, loop - (computer science) a single execution of a set of instructions that are to be repeated; "the solution took hundreds of iterations"
natural action, natural process, action, activity - a process existing in or produced by nature (rather than by the intent of human beings); "the action of natural forces"; "volcanic activity"
functioning, performance, operation - process or manner of functioning or operating; "the power of its engine determines its operation"; "the plane's operation in high winds"; "they compared the cooking performance of each oven"; "the jet's performance conformed to high standards"
biological process, organic process - a process occurring in living organisms
photography - the process of producing images of objects on photosensitive surfaces
processing - preparing or putting through a prescribed procedure; "the processing of newly arrived immigrants"; "the processing of ore to obtain minerals"
reversible process - any process in which a system can be made to pass through the same states in the reverse order when the process is reversed
sensitisation, sensitization - (psychology) the process of becoming highly sensitive to specific events or situations (especially emotional events or situations)
defining, shaping - any process serving to define the shape of something
variation - the process of varying or being varied
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Company's palm oil is refined by a patented physical process, which allows it to produce a virgin oil free of chemical additives.
Physical process control segmentation (independent networks for process control and business, including separate interface from routers and multi-tiered security zones)
There is a relationship between an energy field and a physical process.
In doing so he feels that he has formulated a solution to Hume's problem of causality: the much sought-after connection between cause and effect is nothing but a real physical process, continuous in space and time--even if it is not a necessary connection, as modern physics suggests.
Thus, for Barolsky, originality remains inextricable from industry, that is, from the actual physical process of making.
Enacting another symbolic alteration of the old, he superposed his sophisticated dialogue with the past (and the present) on the physical process of cutting.
This was a very physical way, a physical process, for joining together and showing their common sorrow.
The buildings, small, mostly wooden structures scattered not too far apart on the dunes, are light and airy, and sort of spidery in appearance and execution, related, as she remarks, "to the physical process of building at the scale of the artisan.
In his introduction, Lindley writes that only in recent years have physicists begun to understand what a measurement really is and by what physical process it makes ``indefinite things definite.