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Noun: processing  'pró,se-sing or 'prow,se-sing [N. Amer], 'prow,se-sing [Brit]
  1. Preparing or putting through a prescribed procedure
    "the processing of newly arrived immigrants"; "the processing of ore to obtain minerals"
Verb: process  'pró,ses or 'prow,ses [N. Amer], 'prow,ses [Brit]
  1. Subject to a process or treatment, with the aim of readying for some purpose, improving, or remedying a condition
    "process cheese";
    - treat
  2. Deal with in a routine way
    "process a loan"; "process the applicants"
  3. 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"
  4. Institute legal proceedings against; file a suit against
    "He was warned that the district attorney would process him";
    - action, sue, litigate
  5. Shape, form, or improve a material
    "process iron";
    - work, work on
  6. Deliver a warrant or summons to someone
    "He was processed by the sheriff";
    - serve, swear out
  7. Walk in a procession; walk in a disciplined military manner
    "They processed into the dining room";
    - march

Type of: affect, bear on, bear upon, calculate, care, challenge, cipher, compute, cypher, deal, deliver, figure [N. Amer], handle, impact, manage, physical process, process, reckon, touch, touch on, transform, transmute, transubstantiate, walk, work out

Encyclopedia: Processing