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" Synonyms: physical process,
a particular course of action intended to achieve a result; "the procedure of obtaining a driver''s license"; "it was a process of trial and error" Synonyms: procedure,
a natural prolongation or projection from a part of an organism either animal or plant; "a bony process" Synonyms: outgrowth, appendage,
a mental process that you are not directly aware of; "the process of denial" Synonyms: unconscious process,
a writ issued by authority of law; usually compels the defendant''s attendance in a civil suit; failure to appear results in a default judgment against the defendant Synonyms: summons,
subject to a process or treatment, with the aim of readying for some purpose, improving, or remedying a condition; "process cheese"; "process hair"; "treat the water so it can be drunk"; "treat the lawn with chemicals" ; "treat an oil spill" Synonyms: treat,
perform mathematical and logical operations on (data) according to programmed instructions in order to obtain the required information; "The results of the elections were still being processed when he gave his acceptance speech"
deliver a warrant or summons to someone; "He was processed by the sheriff" Synonyms: serve, swear out,
shape, form, or improve a material; "work stone into tools"; "process iron"; "work the metal" Synonyms: work, work on,
march in a procession; "They processed into the dining room" Synonyms: march,
deal with in a routine way; "I''ll handle that one"; "process a loan"; "process the applicants"
institute legal proceedings against; file a suit against; "He was warned that the district attorney would process him"; "She actioned the company for discrimination" Synonyms: action, sue, litigate,