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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.
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

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.]
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(Cookery) treated or prepared by a special method, esp in order to preserve it
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Adj.1.processed - subjected to a special process or treatment; "prepared ergot"; "processed cheeses are easy to spread"
prepared - made ready or fit or suitable beforehand; "a prepared statement"; "be prepared for emergencies"
2.processed - freed from impurities by processing; "refined sugar"; "refined oil"; "to gild refined gold"- Shakespeare
3.processed - prepared or converted from a natural state by subjecting to a special process; "processed ores"
finished - (of materials or goods) brought to the desired final state; "a finished product"
pure - free of extraneous elements of any kind; "pure air and water"; "pure gold"; "pure primary colors"; "the violin's pure and lovely song"; "pure tones"; "pure oxygen"
treated - subjected to a physical (or chemical) treatment or action or agent; "the sludge of treated sewage can be used as fertilizer"; "treated timbers resist rot"; "treated fabrics resist wrinkling"
unprocessed - not altered from an original or natural state; "unprocessed commodities"
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[ˈprəʊsest] process (US) [ˈprəʊses]
A. ADJ [food] → procesado
B. CPD processed or > process cheese (US) Nqueso m fundido
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(ˈprəuses) , ((American) ˈpro-) noun
1. a method or way of manufacturing things. We are using a new process to make glass.
2. a series of events that produce change or development. The process of growing up can be difficult for a child; the digestive processes.
3. a course of action undertaken. Carrying him down the mountain was a slow process.
to deal with (something) by the appropriate process. Have your photographs been processed?; The information is being processed by computer.
ˈprocessed adjective
(of food) treated in a special way. processed cheese/peas.
in the process of
in the course of. He is in the process of changing jobs; These goods were damaged in the process of manufacture.
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adj (food) procesado
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KeySource, the software that Suma Soft uses for data entry for its outsourcing clients, transmits encrypted document images to offshore processing facilities, and then transmits processed data back to client facilities securely via the Internet.
In addition, deriving meaning, insight, and learning from the activity necessitates that the activity is processed or debriefed.
However, these two nitrile polymers repeatedly processed differently in the factory.
In addition to commands and statuses sent up and down the control hierarchy, data are retrieved and stored at each level, measurements are taken at the lower levels and processed up the hierarchy, and judgements are made to intelligently account and adapt to the measurements taken after comparison with the world model (i.e., the currently estimated state of the system) while the inspection is in process.