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proc·ess 1

 (prŏs′ĕs′, prō′sĕs′)
n. pl. proc·ess·es (prŏs′ĕs′ĭz, prō′sĕs′-, prŏs′ĭ-sēz′, prō′sĭ-)
1. A series of actions, changes, or functions bringing about a result: the process of digestion; the process of obtaining a driver's license.
2. A series of operations performed in the making or treatment of a product: a manufacturing process; leather dyed during the tanning process.
3. Progress; passage: the process of time; events now in process.
4. Law
a. The use of the law courts and other fora as a means of seeking redress: the adversarial process; due process of law.
b. The set of actions and events that constitute a legal proceeding or a significant portion thereof: the trial process; the sentencing process.
5. Law A means of compelling a person to appear in court, especially a summons ordering a defendant to appear in court.
6. Biology An outgrowth of tissue; a projecting part: a bony process.
7. Any of various photomechanical or photoengraving methods.
8. Computers
a. A running software program or other computing operation.
b. A part of a running software program or other computing operation that does a single task.
9. See conk3.
tr.v. proc·essed, proc·ess·ing, proc·ess·es
1. To put through the steps of a prescribed procedure: processing newly arrived immigrants; process an order.
2. To prepare, treat, or convert by subjecting to a special process: process ore to obtain minerals.
3. Computers To perform operations on (data).
4. To gain an understanding or acceptance of; come to terms with: processed the traumatic event in therapy.
5. To straighten (hair) by a chemical process; conk.
adj.
1. Prepared or converted by a special process: process cheese.
2. Made by or used in any of several photomechanical or photoengraving processes: a process print.

[Middle English proces, from Old French, development, from Latin prōcessus, from past participle of prōcēdere, to advance; see proceed.]
Usage Note: In recent decades there has been a tendency to pronounce the plural ending -es of processes as (-ēz), perhaps by analogy with words of Greek origin such as analysis and diagnosis. But process is not of Greek origin, and there is no etymological justification for this pronunciation of its plural. However, because this pronunciation is not uncommon even in educated speech, it is generally considered an acceptable variant, although it still strikes some listeners as a bungled affectation. · Although the pronunciation for process with a long (o), (prō′sĕs′), is more usual in British and Canadian English, it is an acceptable variant in American English.

pro·cess 2

 (prə-sĕs′)
intr.v. pro·cessed, pro·cess·ing, pro·cess·es
To move along in a procession: "The man in the panama hat offered his arm and ... they processed into the dining room" (Anita Brookner).

[Back-formation from procession.]

processing

(ˈprəʊsɛsɪŋ)
n
1.
a. the act or process of treating or preparing something by a special method: meat processing.
b. (as modifier): processing methods.
2. (as modifier): processing methods.
3. (Computer Science) computing the activity of performing mathematical and logical operations on data according to programmed instructions in order to obtain the required information: integrated data processing.

processing

1. In photography, the operations necessary to produce negatives, diapositives, or prints from exposed films, plates, or paper.
2. A system of operations designed to convert raw data into useful information.

Processing

 

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.

ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Processing - preparing or putting through a prescribed procedureprocessing - 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.)
vulcanisation, vulcanization - process of treating rubber or rubberlike materials with sulphur at great heat to improve elasticity and strength or to harden them
Translations
façonnagefusionnementmaturation moléculaire

processing

[ˈprəʊsesɪŋ]
A. N [of raw materials] → procesamiento m, tratamiento m; [of food] → procesamiento m; [of application, claim, order] → tramitación f (Comput) → procesamiento m (Phot) → revelado m
B. CPD processing plant Nplanta f de procesamiento
processing unit Nunidad f de proceso

processing

[ˈprəʊsɛsɪŋ]
ntraitement m
modif [cost, capacity, industry] → de traitement processing plantprocessing plant n (for food)usine f de transformation

processing

n (of raw materials, data, information, waste)Verarbeitung f; (of food)Konservierung f; (of milk)Sterilisierung f; (of application, loan, wood)Bearbeitung f; (of film)Entwicklung f; (of applicants, people)Abfertigung f

processing

:
processing language
n (Comput) → Prozesssprache f
processing plant
processing speed
n (Comput) → Verarbeitungsgeschwindigkeit f
processing unit
n (Comput) → Prozessor m

processing

[ˈprəʊsɛsɪŋ] n (of data) → elaborazione f; (of food) → trattamento; (of film) → sviluppo e stampa; (of application) → disbrigo
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Both knew that it was in their two minds that they might part the next morning for ever, despite the gloss of assuaging conjectures thrown over their processing because they were of the sort to whom any parting which has an air of finality is a torture.
It gives insight as to where to seek process or production improvements or where preventive maintenance is needed, says Joachim Kragl, manager of processing technology.
The SLC process uses normal foundry ingot, primary or secondary, and requires no processing equipment extraneous to the casting machine of processing time outside of the normal diecasting cycle.
In a recent Accenture survey, insurers said they undertook business processing initiatives to lower capital investments, obtain access to new technologies, and centralize and standardize processes and technology.
The poor processing NBR (105) was reported to behave as follows in relation to the good processing NBR (106) (ref.
This major innovation not only eliminated the necessity to mail or courier documents between the military departments and DSCA, but also allowed for parallel processing and review, vice sequential, throughout DSCA.
Some BSP offerings are closer to ASP offerings, such as limited process management and transaction processing, while full-process management and process content are closer to BPO offerings," Scholl said.
This caused the agency to make time-consuming additional contacts with applicants prior to processing the application or resulted in the application remaining dormant while awaiting further action, sometimes for months.
Besides the fact that the process lends itself to automation, another compelling argument in favor of planar waveguide is that the component architecture also lends itself to batch processing.
This report combines all seven briefs from the wholesale payments processing theme for H2 2006.
Despite its limitations, batch processing is utilized to provide flexibility in the sequence of operations required for cleaning and finishing the casting.
Provo argues that the on-demand approach is a major advancement over traditional in-house systems for medical payments processing, which offer limited help in streamlining the claim-to-cash process.

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