noun, plural: processes
(general) A naturally occurring or designed sequence of changes of properties or attributes of an object or system.
(science) A method or event that results in a transformation in a physical or biological object, a substance or an organism; a change from one state to another.
(biology) Any of the chemical reactions or other events that results in a transformation.
(anatomy) A projection, appendage, or outgrowth of tissue from a larger body.
(general) To perform or undergo a particular process.
(biology) Biological processes include:
- Cell adhesion
- Cell signaling or attachment
- Morphogenesis, cell growth and cellular differentiation
- Cell physiological processes
- Cell recognition
- Physiological processes
- Response to stimulus
- Interaction between organisms
- Fertilization, germination
(anatomy) Examples of processes include:
Word origin: From Old French proces: journey, from Latin processus (past participle of procedere).
Related forms: processed (adjective).