process

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process


Process is part of the Academic Word List. It is important for students in college and university.

Pronunciation[change]

  • Hyphenation: proc‧ess
noun
verb
  • IPA: /prɒˈsɛs/

Noun[change]

Singular
process

Plural
processes

  1. A process is a series of steps that you take for a particular purpose.
    Let us look at the factors considered during the formal decision-making process.
  2. A outward extension of bone from a larger bone or piece of tissue
    The xiphoid process is located beneath your sternum

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Verb[change]

Plain form
process

Third-person singular
processes

Past tense
processed

Past participle
processed

Present participle
processing

  1. (transitive) If you process something, you change it from its natural state into something that's ready to use.
    The oil companies process much of the crude oil into gasoline.
    The processed sugar is now completely white.
    There's too much information. I can't process all of it right now.

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