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|Noun||1.||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
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"
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)
variation - the process of varying or being varied