General English

General Science

  • verb to deal with something in a particular way
  • verb to produce something by treating a raw material in a factory
  • verb to make a substance undergo a chemical reaction
  • verb to carry out a number of tasks to produce a result such as sorting data or finding the solution to a problem


  • verb to treat produce in a way that will make it keep longer or become more palatable


  • noun a series of actions or changes which achieve a particular result


  • noun a number of tasks that must be carried out to achieve a goal


  • A sequence of steps, events, operations, functions, or the like, which leads to a given result. Also, the following of such a sequence.
  • In computers, handling, manipulating, or otherwise operating on data, as occurs, for instance, when compiling, calculating, converting, generating, displaying, or transmitting. Also, the steps involved in such operations.


  • noun a technical or scientific action
  • verb to treat food in a way so that it will keep longer or become more palatable

Information & Library Science

  • verb to manipulate something into the required format
  • verb to perform the necessary routines to a book before it can be borrowed, e.g. classifying, cataloguing, stamping, labelling and numbering


  • noun the way in which a court acts to assert its jurisdiction
  • noun the writs issued by a court to summon a defendant to appear in court
  • noun a legal procedure

Media Studies

  • verb to treat light-sensitive film or paper with chemicals so that an image that is held there becomes visible


  • noun a projecting part of the body
  • verb to deal with a person or thing according to a standard procedure
  • verb to examine or test samples


  • noun a series of things which are done in order to achieve something
  • verb to deal officially with a document or request

Origin & History of “process”

Latin prōcēdere meant ‘go forward’: it was a compound verb formed from the prefix prō- ‘forward’ and cēdere ‘go’ (source of English cede, concede, etc), and has given English proceed (14th c.) and procedure (17th c.). Its past participle prōcessus was used as a noun meaning ‘advance, progress, lapse of time’. this passed via Old French proces into English, where the notion of something ‘advancing during a period of time’ led in the 17th century to the word’s main modern sense ‘set of operations for doing something’. Procession (12th c.) comes from the Latin derivative prōcessiō.