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Etymology 1

From Old French proces (journey), from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] processus, past participle of procedo

Pronunciation

Noun

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Singular
process

Plural
es

process (es)
  1. A series of events to produce a result, especially as contrasted to product.
    This product of last month's quality standards committee is quite good, even though the process was flawed.
  2. (law) The act of serving a defendant with a summons or a writ.
  3. (biology) An outgrowth of tissue.
  4. (computing) A task or program that is or was executing.
  5. (manufacturing) A set of procedures used to produce a product, most commonly in the food and chemical industries.
    • 1960, Mack Tyner, Process Engineering Calculations: Material and Energy Balances - Ordinarily a process plant will use a steam boiler to supply its process heat requirements and to drive a steam-turbine generator.
    • 1987, J. R. Richards, Principles of control system design in Modelling and control of fermentation processes - The words plant or process infer generally any dynamic system, be it primarily mechanical, electrical, or chemical process in nature, and may extend also to include social or economic systems.
  6. A path of succession of states through which a system passes.
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Verb

Infinitive
to process

Third person singular
process

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
es

to process (third-person singular simple present process, present participle es, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) To perform a particular process.
    We have processed the data using our proven techniques, and have come to the following conclusions.
  2. (transitive) To treat with a substance
Translations

Etymology 2

Back-formation from procession.

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /prɒˈsɛs/

Verb

Infinitive
to process

Third person singular
process

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
es

to process (third-person singular simple present process, present participle es, simple past and past participle -)
  1. To walk in a procession.

Swedish

Pronunciation

Noun

Inflection for process Singular Plural
common Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative process processen processer processerna
Genitive process processens processers processernas

process

  1. process

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