process

process [-es] n

ME < Fr. < L. prĊcess-us, advance, progress, process, lapse of time; see proceed, v.

  1. Phenomenon; development; evolution; cycle; pattern; progression; series of events; growth; ripening; maturing.
  2. Course; passage. (925/841)
  3. [Fig.] errand; task; work; action; experiment; design.
  4. [Fig.] existence; occurrence; presence; being.