Definition of processing noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

      

    processing

     noun
    noun
    BrE BrE//ˈprəʊsesɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈprɑːsesɪŋ//
     
    , NAmE//ˈproʊsesɪŋ//
     
    [uncountable]
     
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  1. 1the treatment of raw material, food, etc. in order to change it, preserve it, etc. a course on colour photography and processing the food processing industry a sewage processing plant
  2. 2the process of dealing officially with a document, request, etc. errors in the processing of financial transactions
  3. see also data processing, word processing