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proc·ess 1(prŏs′ĕs′, prō′sĕs′)
2. A system of operations designed to convert raw data into useful information.
in the hopper In the works, in the making, in the process of realization. The hopper of this expression is the box on the desk of an official of a legislative body. It serves as the receptacle for proposed bills. Consequently anything “in the hopper” is on its way toward realization.
Your show is in the hopper and you might just as well … not worry. (E. J. Kahn, cited in Webster’s Third)
in the pipeline Under way, in action or operation; in the works. This picturesque expression alludes to the use of pipelines for transporting oil. If oil is in the pipeline, it’s well on the way to its destination.
|Noun||1.||processing - preparing or putting through a prescribed procedure; "the processing of newly arrived immigrants"; "the processing of ore to obtain minerals"|
physical process, 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"
blowing - processing that involves blowing a gas
data processing - (computer science) a series of operations on data by a computer in order to retrieve or transform or classify information
developing, development - processing a photosensitive material in order to make an image visible; "the development and printing of his pictures took only two hours"
refining, purification, refinement - the process of removing impurities (as from oil or metals or sugar etc.)