Definitions

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  • n. Plural form of process.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of process.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • If we broaden somewhat the definition of rejuvenescence and free-cell formation, and do not call the mother-cells of spores of mosses, higher cryptogams, and also the mother-cells of pollen-grains, reproductive cells, which strictly speaking they are not, but only producers of the spores or pollen-grains, then we may say that _cell-division is confined to vegetative processes, rejuvenescence and free-cell formation are confined to reproductive processes_.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 531, March 6, 1886

  • That is to say, in general terms, as insisted upon in the foregoing essay, the discovery of a natural law or orderly process cannot of itself justify the inference that this law or method of orderly procedure is not itself a product of supernatural Intelligence; but, on the contrary, the very existence of such orderly processes, considered only in relation to their products, must properly be regarded as evidence of the best possible kind in favour of supernatural Intelligence, _provided that no natural cause can be suggested as adequate to explain the origin of these processes_.

    A Candid Examination of Theism

  • In managing the end of the term processes, I always make sure to work with advisors to develop alternatives for students.

    Inside Higher Ed

  • So one of the first items that I think we should think about is a "sunlight campaign" (transparency in processes that involve our democracy's citizens) that could in turn enhance our ability to monetize the value of fossilizing sunshine.

    Alison Wise: The Clean Economist: Clean "Corruption"

  • Since climate change has piqued the world's environmental awareness, it has become clear that death, despite being the most natural of processes, is bad for the environment.

    Aquamation: The Green Way To Dispose Of Bodies?

  • "Our goal is to assure the integrity of the foreclosure process and to see that any corrections in processes be tailored to the problem, protecting the rights of borrowers and investors without causing any undue disruption to the mortgage markets," the FHFA said in a statement.

    Fannie, Freddie join forces with regulators to remedy foreclosure paperwork problem

  • Yet blind, undirected chemical processes is considered science even given it doesn't have any positive evidence for it and no way to test it?

    Critical Thinking Exercise

  • As far as I know, the term "natural processes" is always used to mean non-intelligent processes around here.

    Alice In Wonderland official trailer

  • Mathematica works the same on all these, but the way one finds resources and launches processes is rather different; Mathematica is great for interfacing with existing environments, and with some additional Java code it is now straightforward to use in all three architectures.

    Wolfram Blog : The Evolution of Parallel Computing with Mathematica

  • My brain processes vertical rocket flight more easily than it does horizontal airplane shenanigans.

    Matthew Yglesias » The Security Line Threat

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