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process1 British & World English

A series of actions or steps taken in order to achieve a particular end

process2 British & World English

Walk or march in procession

due process British & World English

Fair treatment through the normal judicial system, especially a citizen’s entitlement to notice of a charge and a hearing before an impartial judge

Haber process British & World English

An industrial process for producing ammonia from nitrogen and hydrogen, using an iron catalyst at high temperature and pressure

carbon process British & World English

A method of making photographic prints that uses a pigment, especially carbon, contained in a sensitized tissue of gelatin

contact process British & World English

The major industrial process used to make sulphuric acid, by oxidizing sulphur dioxide in the presence of a solid catalyst and absorbing the resulting sulphur trioxide in water

mastoid process British & World English

A conical prominence of the temporal bone behind the ear, to which neck muscles are attached, and which has air spaces linked to the middle ear

process server British & World English

A sheriff’s officer (or, in the US, anyone) who serves writs; a bailiff

primary process British & World English

An unconscious thought process arising from the pleasure principle, such as condensation or displacement, which is irrational and not subject to compulsion

styloid process British & World English

A slender projection of bone, such as that from the lower surface of the temporal bone of the skull, or those at the lower ends of the ulna and radius

social process British & World English

The pattern of growth and change in a society over the years

Solvay process British & World English

An industrial process for obtaining sodium carbonate from limestone, ammonia, and brine

xiphoid process British & World English

The cartilaginous section at the lower end of the sternum, which is not attached to any ribs, and gradually ossifies during adult life

Bessemer process British & World English

A steel-making process, now largely superseded, in which carbon, silicon, and other impurities are removed from molten pig iron by oxidation in a blast of air in a special tilting retort (a Bessemer converter)

coronoid process British & World English

A flattened triangular projection above the angle of the jaw where the temporalis muscle is attached

secondary process British & World English

A thought process connecting the preconscious and conscious, governed by the reality principle and reflecting the decision-making and problem-solving activity of the ego

in the process in process1 British & World English

As an unintended part of a course of action

in the process British & World English

As an unintended part of a course of action

process printing British & World English

A full-color printing method using four templates, for magenta, cyan, yellow, and black

pterygoid process British & World English

Each of a pair of projections from the sphenoid bone in the skull

transverse process British & World English

A lateral process of a vertebra

zygomatic process British & World English

A projection of the temporal bone that forms part of the zygoma

process engineering British & World English

The branch of engineering that is concerned with industrial processes, especially continuous ones such as the production of petrochemicals

basic oxygen process British & World English

A steel-making process in which a jet of oxygen is delivered by a lance on to a molten mixture of pig iron and scrap steel in a retort lined with a basic refractory. Excess carbon is burnt away, producing enough heat to keep the iron molten, and the oxidized impurities are removed as gases or slag

open-hearth process British & World English

A steel-making process in which scrap iron or steel, limestone, and pig iron are melted together in a shallow reverberatory furnace, the mixture being heated from above using gaseous fuel and air which oxidizes impurities in the iron

three-colour process British & World English

A means of reproducing natural colours by combining photographic images in the three primary colours

be in the process of doing something in process1 British & World English

Be continuing with an action already started

business process re-engineering British & World English

The process of restructuring a company’s organization and methods, especially so as to exploit the capabilities of computers

reprocess British & World English

Process (something, especially spent nuclear fuel) again or differently, typically in order to reuse it

preprocess British & World English

Subject (data) to preliminary processing

be in the process of doing something British & World English

Be continuing with an action already started

odontoid British & World English

A projection from the second cervical vertebra (axis) on which the first (atlas) can pivot

odontoid process in odontoid British & World English

A projection from the second cervical vertebra (axis) on which the first (atlas) can pivot

ciliary body British & World English

The part of the eye that connects the iris to the choroid. It consists of the ciliary muscle (which alters the curvature of the lens), a series of radial ciliary process (from which the lens is suspended by ligaments), and the ciliary ring (which adjoins the choroid)

calotype British & World English

An early photographic process in which negatives were made using paper coated with silver iodide

calotype process in calotype British & World English

An early photographic process in which negatives were made using paper coated with silver iodide

coracoid British & World English

A short projection from the shoulder blade in mammals, to which part of the biceps is attached

coracoid process in coracoid British & World English

A short projection from the shoulder blade in mammals, to which part of the biceps is attached

Haber–Bosch process in Haber process British & World English

An industrial process for producing ammonia from nitrogen and hydrogen, using an iron catalyst at high temperature and pressure

ciliary process in ciliary body British & World English

The part of the eye that connects the iris to the choroid. It consists of the ciliary muscle (which alters the curvature of the lens), a series of radial ciliary process (from which the lens is suspended by ligaments), and the ciliary ring (which adjoins the choroid)

due process of law in due process British & World English

Fair treatment through the normal judicial system, especially a citizen’s entitlement to notice of a charge and a hearing before an impartial judge

business process redesign in business process re-engineering British & World English

The process of restructuring a company’s organization and methods, especially so as to exploit the capabilities of computers

process English Thesaurus

faxing a seventy page document is an expensive process

process English-Spanish

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