process

Definitions

  • a Representation of the Domains Of The Lord Ti, Bringing to Him Offerings in Procession
    a Representation of the Domains Of The Lord Ti, Bringing to Him Offerings in Procession
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v process subject to a process or treatment, with the aim of readying for some purpose, improving, or remedying a condition "process cheese","process hair","treat the water so it can be drunk","treat the lawn with chemicals","treat an oil spill"
    • v process perform mathematical and logical operations on (data) according to programmed instructions in order to obtain the required information "The results of the elections were still being processed when he gave his acceptance speech"
    • v process deliver a warrant or summons to someone "He was processed by the sheriff"
    • v process shape, form, or improve a material "work stone into tools","process iron","work the metal"
    • v process march in a procession "They processed into the dining room"
    • v process deal with in a routine way "I'll handle that one","process a loan","process the applicants"
    • v process institute legal proceedings against; file a suit against "He was warned that the district attorney would process him","She actioned the company for discrimination"
    • n process a sustained phenomenon or one marked by gradual changes through a series of states "events now in process","the process of calcification begins later for boys than for girls"
    • n process a particular course of action intended to achieve a result "the procedure of obtaining a driver's license","it was a process of trial and error"
    • n process a natural prolongation or projection from a part of an organism either animal or plant "a bony process"
    • n process (psychology) the performance of some composite cognitive activity; an operation that affects mental contents "the process of thinking","the cognitive operation of remembering"
    • n process a mental process that you are not directly aware of "the process of denial"
    • n process a writ issued by authority of law; usually compels the defendant's attendance in a civil suit; failure to appear results in a default judgment against the defendant
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Additional illustrations & photos:

the Women Passing by in Procession, In Charge Of A Warrior and of a Man Playing Upon the Lyre the Women Passing by in Procession, In Charge Of A Warrior and of a Man Playing Upon the Lyre
Caterpillars of Procession Moth Caterpillars of Procession Moth
THE PROCESSION SALUTING THE PRESIDENT THE PROCESSION SALUTING THE PRESIDENT
Madonna Carried in Procession Madonna Carried in Procession
The Procession Went over the Gates——16 The Procession Went over the Gates——16
VALENCIA. Religious Procession VALENCIA. Religious Procession
CHARIOT OF THE PROCESSION OF THE RATTJATTRA, AT JAGHERNÂTH CHARIOT OF THE PROCESSION OF THE RATTJATTRA, AT JAGHERNÂTH
Chinese funeral procession Chinese funeral procession

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Dark roasted coffees actually have LESS caffeine than medium roasts. The longer a coffee is roasted, the more caffeine burns off during the process.
    • Process A series of actions, motions, or occurrences; progressive act or transaction; continuous operation; normal or actual course or procedure; regular proceeding; as, the process of vegetation or decomposition; a chemical process; processes of nature. "Tell her the process of Antonio's end."
    • Process A statement of events; a narrative.
    • Process (Anat. & Zoöl) Any marked prominence or projecting part, especially of a bone; anapophysis.
    • process (Law) personal delivery or communication of the writ or process, etc., to the party to be affected by it, so as to subject him to its operation; the reading of it to the person to whom notice is intended to be given, or the leaving of an attested copy with the person or his attorney, or at his usual place of abode.
    • Process The act of proceeding; continued forward movement; procedure; progress; advance. "Long process of time.""The thoughts of men are widened with the process of the suns."
    • Process (Law) The whole course of proceedings in a cause real or personal, civil or criminal, from the beginning to the end of the suit; strictly, the means used for bringing the defendant into court to answer to the action; -- a generic term for writs of the class called judicial.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Flavored coffees are created after the roasting process by applying flavored oils specially created to use on coffee beans.
    • n process A proceeding or moving forward; progressive movement; gradual advance; continuous proceeding.
    • n process Course; lapse; a passing or elapsing; passage, as of time.
    • n process Manner of proceeding or happening; way in which something goes on; course or order of events.
    • n process An action, operation, or method of treatment applied to something; a series of actions or experiments: as, a chemical process; a manufacturing process; mental process.
    • n process Series of motions or changes going on, as in growth, decay, etc.: as, the process of vegetation; the process of decomposition.
    • n process In law: The summons, mandate, or command by which a defendant or a thing is brought before the court for litigation: so called as being the primary part of the proceedings, by which the rest is directed. Formerly the superior common-law courts of England, in the case of personal actions, differed greatly in their modes of process; but since the passing of the Process Uniformity Act personal actions in general, except replevin, are begun in the same way in all the English courts — namely, by a writ of summons. In chancery the ordinary process was a writ of subpœna. The mode common in probate and ecclesiastical courts is by a citation or summons. In criminal cases, if the accused is not already in custody, the process is usually a writ or warrant.
    • n process The whole course of proceedings in a cause, real or personal, civil or criminal, from the original writ to the end of the suit.
    • n process Hence A relation; narrative; story; detailed account.
    • n process Proclamation.
    • n process In anatomy and zoology, a processus; an outgrowth or outgrowing part; a protuberance; a prominence; a projection: used in the widest sense, specific application being made by some qualifying term: as, coracoid process.
    • n process In botany, a projection from a surface; specifically, in mosses, one of the principal divisions or segments of the inner peristome.
    • n process Same as photo-process: commonly used attributively: as, process blocks, process cuts, process pictures, etc.
    • n process In fish-culture, a process of fecundating spawn, invented by V. P. Vrasski. It differs from the moist process by requiring two vessels, one for the spawn, which is placed in it without water, and the other for the milt, to which water is added to moisten the eggs. By the dry process, scarcely one per cent. of the eggs escape fecundation, while in the moist method ten or twelve per cent. of the spawn may be lost.
    • n process In assaying. See assaying.
    • n process Of the sphenoid, the inferior hook-like extremity of the internal pterygoid plate, under which the tendon of the tensor palati plays.
    • n process Of the turbinate bone, a flattened plate descending from the attached margin, forming, when articulated, a part of the inner wall of the antrum below the entrance.
    • n process Same as lacrymal process.
    • n process Same as nasal spine (which see, under nasal).
    • n process See the adjectives.
    • n process A short, stout, pyramidal process projecting downward from the onter part of the distal extremity of the radius.
    • n process A short cylindrical eminence at the inner and back part of the distal extremity of the ulna.
    • n process A long, slender, tapering process projecting downward and forward from the outer part of the under surface of the petrous portion of the temporal bone: it is developed from independent centers of ossification, corresponding to the tympanohyal and stylohyal bones.
    • n process Inferior, the folded margin of the sphenoid overhanging the middle meatus. Also called superior and middle spongy bones.
    • n process Of the temporal, a flattened plate of bone on the under surface of the petrous portion, immediately back of the glenoid fossa, and partly surrounding the styloid process at its base.
    • process To proceed against by legal process; summon in a court of law.
    • process To reproduce, as a drawing, etc., by any mechanical process, especially by a photographic process. See photo-process.
    • n process Cowles's process, a process for making aluminium and other alloys, by placing a mixture of alumina, carbon, and the metal to be alloyed between two large carbon rods, the terminals of an interrupted current of high power. The intense heat melts the metal and converts the alumina into aluminium, while the oxygen escapes as carbonic oxid.
    • n process Deville's process, a process in which aluminium sodium chlorid is reduced by sodium, with cryolite or fluor-sparas a flux. Deville was the first to produce aluminium in an almost pure state (1854) and to determine its properties en masse. He also discovered simultaneously with Bunsen a method of decomposing alum sodium chlorid by an electric battery.
    • n process Grabau's process, a process based on the electrolysis of a bath composed of aluminium fluoride and caustic soda of potash, or their carbonates. The substitution of aluminium fluoride for cryolite greatly increases the purity of the metal.
    • n process Hall's process, an electrolvtic process by which most of the aluminium in the United States is produced. In this process the alumina is dissolved in a fused bath composed of the fluorides of aluminium and sodium, and then electrolysed by a current with a carbonaceous anode. The positive electrode may be of carbon, copper, platinum, or any other suitable material, copper being preferred on account of the copper oxid which protects the electrode from further oxidation. In the production of aluminium alloys the metal to be alloyed is used as a negative electrode and the alloy formed sinks to the bottom of the crucible. In the Hall process, as used by some of the larger manufacturers, the electrolytic tanks are iron troughs lined with carbon and connected up in series, each trough being connected by a stout copper bar with the anodes of the adjoining trough or with the negative conductor of the generator, according to its position in the series. Thus the tank itself acts as the cathode. The anodes are carbon rods suspended from a copper bar, which are placed above the vat and are partly immersed in the fused electrolyte.
    • n process Héroult's process, a process similar to that of Hall but. discovered independently by Héroult in 1886. It is the only process which is used for the production of aluminium on a large scale outside of the United States.
    • n process Minet's process, a process consisting in the electrolysis of a mixture of sodium chlorid with either aluminium fluoride or the separate or double fluorides of aluminium and sodium. The mixture is melted in a non-metallic crucible, or in a metallic crucible inclosed in a thin refractory jacket to avoid filtration, and the aluminium fluoride decomposed is regenerated by causing the fluorin vapors evolved to act on bauxite or alumina placed somewhere about the anode.
    • n process Rose's process (1855), a modification of Deville's method, cryolite being substituted for aluminium chlorid.
    • n process Wöhler's process. Wöhler is regarded as the first to succeed in isolating aluminium. In his experiments of 1845 he reduced aluminium chlorid by means of pure potassium. The metal was obtained in the shape of small globules and contained some platinum from the tube in which it had been prepared. He was also the first to give a more or less accurate description of the chemical properties of aluminium and to determine its specific gravity.
    • n process A process for desilverizing lead by treating it with zinc and subjecting the mixture to a temperature sufficiently high to melt the lead but leave the zinc-silver alloy merely softened. During the operation air is excluded in order to prevent the formation of metallic oxids.
    • n process A method, also invented by Castner, of making metallic sodium by the electrolysis of fused caustic soda. Sodium hydroxid (caustic soda) is reduced by heating it with carbon, the carbon being in small grains which are loaded with iron so as not to float in the fused mass but to remain covered by it. The process does not require a very high temperature. By means of it sodium was produced at a small fraction of its previous cost, and metallic aluminium (which later was further cheapened by electric reduction) was reduced in price.
    • n process Fibers of the sacrosciatic ligament reflected on to the ramus of theischium.
    • n process An electrothermic process for the production of steel. The furnace used in this process is of the tilting open-hearth pattern, consisting of an iron casing lined with dolomite brick and magnesite brick around the openings. The electrodes are square prisms and are made of retort-coke containing some sulphur. They are introduced through the roof and are water-jacketed for a short distance above and below then- passage through the roof. The charge consists of miscellaneous scrap and some iron ore and lime. The electrodes are suspended just above the slag line and the electric current passes from one electrode through the slag and the molten metal to the other electrode, its intensity being regulated by adjusting the width of the air-gap between the electrodes and the slag.
    • n process One of the two processes which by fusion form the jugum of the Brachiopoda.
    • n process A cementation process for hardening the surface of steel plates similar to the Harvey process but with certain secret variations or additions.
    • n process A process for making joints by bringing the two elements just to fusion at their contact-edges, so that they become one where they touch, without a solder or alloy.
    • n process a charcoal hearth (process) for refining cast-iron, used largely in Sweden (Swedish Walloon) and in Lancashire and South Wales (English Walloon). The charcoal hearths are usually low rectangular chambers with one or more twyers. The fuel is charcoal, and the wrought-iron produced by this process is superior to that produced by puddling, on account of its freedom from phosphorus. In Sweden the Walloon process is applied chiefly to the manufacturing of Dannemora iron.
    • process In leather-making, to treat or soak in liquor.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Over-roasted coffee beans are very flammable during the roasting process.
    • n Process pros′es or prō- a gradual progress: manner of acting or happening: operation: the whole proceedings in an action or prosecution: series of measures: a projection on a bone or plant (also Proces′sus): the same as photo-process, the reproduction as a drawing, &c., by any mechanical (esp. photographic) process:
    • v.t Process to proceed against by legal process: to produce a reproduction of a drawing as above
    • n Process pros′es or prō- (Shak.) a narrative, account
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Quotations

  • Charles L. Lucas
    Charles L. Lucas
    “Civilization is just a slow process of learning to be kind.”
  • Source Unknown
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    “Some people never head a procession until they're dead.”
  • Jim Rohn
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    “Giving is better than receiving because giving starts the receiving process.”
  • Source Unknown
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    “Life is a continual process of remaking ourselves.”
  • Princess of Wales Diana
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    “Everyone of us needs to show how much we care for each other and, in the process, care for ourselves.”
  • Thomas Carlyle
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    “Culture is the process by which a person becomes all that they were created capable of being.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. procès, L. processus,. See Proceed
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. procès—L. processus.

Usage

In literature:

These processes are not welding processes and will not be described here.
"The Automobile Storage Battery" by O. A. Witte
If air be generated very fast by this process, I use a tube that is narrow at the top, and grows wider below, as fig.
"Experiments and Observations on Different Kinds of Air" by Joseph Priestley
Thence to the jail, where we saw the process of carpetmaking; and afterwards to the School of Art.
"The Last Voyage" by Lady (Annie Allnutt) Brassey
May we not rationally seek for some all-pervading principle which determines this all-pervading process of things?
"Essays: Scientific, Political, & Speculative, Vol. I" by Herbert Spencer
Such a notion has no relationship to the processes of reasoning.
"Elementary Theosophy" by L. W. Rogers
Man is an epitome of these processes.
"Monophysitism Past and Present" by A. A. Luce
The process of union may be divided into five stages.
"Special Report on Diseases of Cattle" by U.S. Department of Agriculture
What part of the bones are called processes?
"A Treatise on Anatomy, Physiology, and Hygiene (Revised Edition)" by Calvin Cutter
Research an educational process.
"History of Human Society" by Frank W. Blackmar
The nature of the process prevents the expression of small details and tends to emphasize bold outlines and big general proportions.
"Primary Handwork" by Ella Victoria Dobbs
This process is continued, advancing one straw each time until the desired amount is woven.
"Philippine Mats" by Hugo H. Miller
But the first, the process of killing them, is far the best.
"Soil Culture" by J. H. Walden
By the process of teaching others, they are all the while learning.
"In the School-Room" by John S. Hart
The intellectual process, is a spiritual process.
"Solaris Farm" by Milan C. Edson
What is the process by which habit is created?
"Training the Teacher" by A. F. Schauffler
They were not originally intended to represent the actual processes of thought expressed in common speech.
"Logic, Inductive and Deductive" by William Minto
We can repeat the process, when it will take more and become di-nitro-benzene.
"The Romance of War Inventions" by Thomas W. Corbin
The process affecting is a process of confusion.
"The English Language" by Robert Gordon Latham
Then in that case the cosmic process, so far as it is truly expressed by science, is a logical process.
"Evolution" by Frank B. Jevons
Exchange is a productive process, an essential part of the present process of production.
"The Value of Money" by Benjamin M. Anderson, Jr.
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In poetry:

What space shall awe, what brightness blind me?
What thunder-roll of music stun?
What vast processions sweep before me
Of shapes unknown beneath the sun?
"What The Traveller Said At Sunset" by John Greenleaf Whittier
All this is now o'er, and so dismal my loss is,
So hard 'tis to part from the smack of the thong,
That I mean (from pure love for the old whipping process)
To take to whipt syllabub all my life long.
"Epistle Of Condolence From A Slave-Lord To A Cotton-Lord" by Thomas Moore
There were about three thousand people in the procession alone,
And many were shedding tears, and several did moan,
And their bosoms heaved with pain,
Because they knew they would never look upon his like again.
"The Burial of the Reverend Gilfillan" by William Topaz McGonagall
Under the black sky, bowed and dripping with rain, up Tilbury road,
comes the procession. A funeral procession, bound for the graveyard
at Wayfleet. Feet and wheels — feet and wheels. And among them
one who is carried.
"The Cross-Roads" by Amy Lowell
How silently the years in long procession,
Come gliding down the corridors of Time to us!
O quietly they come and take possesion
Of our dear youth, and weigh us with oppression;
How great they seem, and how sublime to us!
"The Great and Silent Things" by Charles Hanson Towne
When the procession arrived in the Hill o' Balgay,
The people were almost as hush as death, and many of them did say —
As long as we live we'll remember the day
That the great Gilfillan was buried in the Hill o'Balgay.
"The Burial of the Reverend Gilfillan" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

If you've ever wondered how the tires on your ag equipment are made, Titan Tire will reveal the process in this step-by-step tour of the tire-making process inside their production facilities.
Ag Processing Inc plans to expand one of its soybean processing plants in Minnesota to boost production of a soy feed additive for cattle.
The Food & Drug Administration's recent approval of process analytical technology (PAT) for use in the pharmaceutical industry is being hailed by drug manufacturers because it encourages process optimization based on process understanding.
Process industry software provider Aspen Technology Inc has launched aspenONE V8 process optimization software.
Laura Chenel's Chèvre, a goat cheese processor, recently installed a customized washer from CM Process Solutions to clean and sanitize its process buggies.
Anyone who has been annoyed recently by the "Top Coat" process Penn DOT is using to "seal" highways should consider taking action to have this process permanently halted.
While upgrading process control system s is vital to maintaining a plant's performance, the migration process often brings confusion and frustration for customers.
For a rather long time, real-time diagnostic information has been available, including when the process is online, making it possible to predict—and prevent—possible process disturbances.
With increased format support and faster signal processing, the new Grass Valley T2 iDDRs streamline manual processes and automate key capabilities to significantly improve a wide variety of file-based workflows.
Foreclosure filings are the initial filings that begin the foreclosure process, and foreclosure auction sales totals are the total number of foreclosures that have been sold at auction at the end of the foreclosure process.
"We have to have processes in Canada that come to our decision in a reasonable amount of time and processes that cannot be hijacked ," Harper said in Edmonton.
Watching Your Process – Assuring Quality in Process Performance (3A).
It was about the process, always about the process.
The North American Meat Association (NAMA) and the Meat Import Council of America ( MICA ) will co-locate their fall 2013 conferences at the Food Processing Suppliers Association's (FPSA) PROCESS EXPO from November 3-6 in Chicago.
The 115 technical experts specialize in connecting plant process data with SAP-type enterprisewide systems and migrating users from legacy systems to advanced process control systems.
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In science:

Following Delbaen and Schachermayer (1997), we say that a wealth process X is acceptable if it admits a representation of the form X = X ′ − X ′′ , where X ′ is a nonnegative wealth process and X ′′ is a maximal process.
Optimal investment with random endowments in incomplete markets
For the exponential(1) process, the numerical variance ratios are closer to those for the Gaussian process for small α (rough process).
Estimation of fractal dimension for a class of Non-Gaussian stationary processes and fields
When p = 0, this new process is equivalent to the unsigned random heap process, and if p = 1 2 , we recover the signed random heap process.
Asymptotic Behavior of Random Heaps
This gives γ (a) = Xb≤Y (t,a) where δ(t) := (δ(t) b , b ≥ 0) is the jump process of a standard gamma process γ (t) which is independent of the Yule process up to time t, (Y (s, c), s ∈ [0, t] and c ≥ 0).
Dual random fragmentation and coagulation and an application to the genealogy of Yule processes
It follows that if bXκ (x) denotes the branching process Xκ (x) conditioned on extinction, then bXκ (x) is itself a multi-type Galton–Watson branching process, where the set of children of a particle of type z is given by a Poisson process with intensity κ(z , y)(1 − ρκ (y)) dµ(y).
The phase transition in inhomogeneous random graphs
The proof of (12.1) involved first showing that, for n large enough, the neighbourhood exploration process starting at a given vertex v of Gn with type i (chosen without inspecting Gn ) could be coupled with the branching process X(1+2ε)κ (i) so that the branching process dominates.
The phase transition in inhomogeneous random graphs
The Poisson process X on Rd with density ̺ is constructed from a marked Poisson process as follows: Let Y be a Poisson process on Rd with density 2̺, and to each ζ ∈ Y associate a Bernoulli random variable εζ , either 0 or 1 with equal probability, with εY = {εζ }ζ∈Y independent random variables.
Localization at low energies for attractive Poisson random Schr\"odinger operators
NX (A) + NX′ (A) = NY (A) If X is a Poisson process on Rd with density ̺, then XA is a Poisson process on A with density ̺ for each Borel set A ⊂ Rd , with {XAj }n j=1 being independent Poisson processes for disjoint Borel subsets {Aj }n j=1 .
Localization at low energies for attractive Poisson random Schr\"odinger operators
Clearly, whenever we are in a good con figuration, since the placement of the red balls is identical in the two processes, any choice of bin and ball of the original process in Steps 1,2, is an available choice for the intermediate process.
On the Solution-Space Geometry of Random Constraint Satisfaction Problems
In fact a CTRW can be considered as a compound renewal process (a simple renewal process with reward) or a random walk subordinated to a simple renewal process.
Continuous time random walk and parametric subordination in fractional diffusion
Our essential process for randomizing time is the process t = T (t∗ ), called by us the leading process.
Continuous time random walk and parametric subordination in fractional diffusion
After explicitly saying (in his Section X.7) that the subordinated process may happen to be non-Markovian, Feller immediately turns his attention to the search for conditions to be imposed on the directing process that ensure the subordinated process to be Markovian like the parent process.
Continuous time random walk and parametric subordination in fractional diffusion
We note that the directing processes, exhibiting horizontal segments, are no longer L´evy processes even if the random functions t∗ = T∗ (t) are non-decreasing and right-continuous like the leading processes t = T (T∗ ).
Continuous time random walk and parametric subordination in fractional diffusion
We add the simplifying hypothesis that R(0) = I , where I is the 3 × 3 identity matrix. A stochastic process on SO(3) -or any other Lie group- verifying these properties is called a left L´evy process, or just a L´evy process .
Higher Order Statistsics of Stokes Parameters in a Random Birefringent Medium
Since a Gaussian process is completely characterized by its two point correlator, we conclude that the diffusion process and the random polynomial are essentially the same Gaussian process and hence have the same zero crossing properties.
Statistics of the Number of Zero Crossings : from Random Polynomials to Diffusion Equation
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