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process1 US English

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

process2 US English

Walk or march in procession

process US Thesaurus

investigation is a long process

due process US English

Fair treatment through the normal judicial system, especially as a citizen’s entitlement

Haber process US English

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

carbon process US English

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

contact process US English

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

mastoid process US 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

primary process US English

An unconscious thought process that arises from the pleasure principle and is irrational and not subject to compulsion, such as condensation, which occurs in dreaming, or displacement, which occurs in the formation of a phobia

process server US English

A person, especially a sheriff or deputy, who serves writs, warrants, subpoenas, etc.

social process US English

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

Solvay process US English

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

styloid process US 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

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A steel-making process, now largely superseded, in which carbon, silicon, and other impurities are removed from molten pig iron by oxidation in a blast of air in a special tilting retort (a Bessemer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

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

open-hearth process US 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

in the process US English

As an unintended part of a course of action

process printing US English

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

pterygoid process US English

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

secondary process US 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

three-color process US English

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

transverse process US English

A lateral process of a vertebra

zygomatic process US English

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

process engineering US English

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

basic oxygen process US 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

in process of time US English

As time goes on

business process re-engineering US English

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

be in the process of doing something US English

Be continuing with an action already started

in the process in process1 US English

As an unintended part of a course of action

preprocess US English

Subject (data) to preliminary processing

reprocess US English

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

calotype US English

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

calotype process in calotype US English

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

ciliary body US 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 processes (from which the lens is suspended by ligaments), and the ciliary ring (which adjoins the choroid)

coracoid US English

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

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