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1a series of actions or steps taken in order to achieve a particular end:military operations could jeopardize the peace process a natural or involuntary series of changes:the aging process a systematic series of mechanized or chemical operations that are performed in order to produce or manufacture something:the modern block printer needs to accommodate all the traditional factory processes in one shop a series of interdependent operations carried out by computer. [as modifier] Printing relating to or denoting printing using ink in three colors (cyan, magenta, and yellow) and black to produce a complete range of color:process inks 2 Law a summons or writ requiring a person to appear in court. 3 Biology
& Anatomy a natural appendage or outgrowth on or in an organism, such as a protuberance on a bone.
verb [with object]
perform a series of mechanical or chemical operations on (something) in order to change or preserve it:the various stages in processing the wool operate on (computer data) by means of a program. deal with (someone) using an official and established procedure:the immigration authorities who processed him
and the related word processor
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