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noun [countable] process pronunciation in American English /ˈprɑses/ 
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singularprocess
pluralprocesses
  1. 1
    a series of things that happen and have a particular result

    We use drugs to speed up the healing process.

    process of:

    Changes occur in the body because of the process of aging.

    1. a.
      a series of actions that have a particular result

      Learning a language is a slow process.

      process of:

      the complex process of legally changing your name

      See also  peace process

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