process Definition

  • 1a series of actions or steps taken in order to achieve a particular end
  • 2a natural or involuntary series of changes

Using process: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "process" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The hiring process took several weeks.

  • Example

    The process of photosynthesis is complex.

  • Example

    We need to streamline our manufacturing process.

  • Example

    The legal process can be lengthy and expensive.

process Synonyms and Antonyms

Antonyms for process

Idioms Using process

  • put someone through the mill/process

    subject someone to a severe ordeal or experience


    The new recruits were put through the mill during their training process.

  • get the ball rolling/process started

    to start something, especially something that involves a lot of people or a complicated process


    Let's get the ball rolling on this project and start the planning process.

  • while doing something else


    I lost my keys in the process of cleaning the house.

Phrases with process

  • fair treatment through the normal judicial system, especially as a citizen's entitlement


    The accused has the right to due process under the law.

  • in the course of being done or carried out


    The project is still in process and won't be finished for another month.

  • a method of solving a problem by eliminating all the possible solutions except for one


    We used the process of elimination to figure out which wire was causing the problem.

Origins of process

from Old French 'proces', from Latin 'processus', meaning 'progression, course'


Summary: process in Brief

The term 'process' [ˈprɑːses] refers to a series of actions or steps taken to achieve a particular goal or outcome. It can also refer to a natural or involuntary series of changes. Examples include 'The hiring process took several weeks.' and 'The process of photosynthesis is complex.' Phrases include 'due process,' referring to fair treatment through the judicial system, and idioms like 'get the ball rolling,' meaning to start something complicated.

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