• A series of events which produce a result (the product).
  • A set of procedures used to produce a product, most commonly in the food and chemical industries.
  • A path of succession of states through which a system passes.
  • Successive physiological responses to keep or restore health.
  • Documents issued by a court in the course of a lawsuit or action at law, such as a summons, mandate, or writ.
  • An outgrowth of tissue or cell.
  • A structure that arises above a surface.
  • An executable task or program.
  • The centre mark that players aim at in the game of squails.


  • To perform a particular process on a thing.
  • To retrieve, store, classify, manipulate, transmit etc. (data, signals, etc.), especially using computer techniques.
  • To think about a piece of information, or a concept, in order to assimilate it, and perhaps accept it in a modified state.
  • To develop photographic film.
  • To take legal proceedings against.
  • To walk in a procession


Narrower meaning words


  • From Middle English proces, from Old French procés ("journey"), from Latin prōcessus, from prōcēdō.

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