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Definition of process verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they process
    he / she / it processes
    past simple processed
    -ing form processing
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  1. 1process something to treat raw material, food, etc. in order to change it, preserve it, etc. Most of the food we buy is processed in some way. processed cheese a sewage processing plant I sent three rolls of film away to be processed.
  2. 2process something to deal officially with a document, request, etc. It will take a week for your application to be processed.
  3. 3process something (computing) to perform a series of operations on data in a computer
    noun [uncountable] a course on color photography and processing the food processing industry see also data processing, word processing
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