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processing

[′prä‚ses·iŋ]
(communications)
Further handling, manipulation, consolidation, compositing, and so on, of information to convert it from one format to another or to reduce it to manageable or intelligible information.
(engineering)
The act of converting material from one form into another desired form.

processing

(data processing, signal processing)
Performing some predefined sequence of operations on an input to produce an output or change of internal state; activity specifically involving the computer's CPU.

The term is often qualified: "data processing" treats digital data, "signal processing" treats analog data (possibly in digital form), "word processing" takes in typed human language input and produces digital documents, image processing transforms digital images.

processing

Manipulating data within the computer. For an explanation of how the computer processes data, see computer and review "The 3 C's." "Processing" is appended to a variety of terms, but the word itself always implies "performing" or "doing work" by means of a computer or computer-based device. See centralized processing, distributed processing, batch processing, transaction processing and multiprocessing.
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We are very grateful for the grant as it made it possible for us to build our meat processing unit.
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While Modified Atmosphere Packaging has been around for quite some time, the meat processing industry has steadily been moving towards utilizing a mixture of gases, some in parts per million (ppm) quantities, to increase their product's shelf life, as well as preserving the meat's fresh look," said Mark Doore - Director, Specialty and Process Gas Solutions for Airgas.
All In Meats Business Development is still fine-tuning purchase negotiations to buy and revamp several industrial buildings and land located along County Road 23 in Sherburne (behind Curtis Lumber) with a goal of opening a meat processing plant expected to generate 100-150 jobs.
Fully integrated, CP Vietnam operates from grain planting to feed milling, livestock farming, meat processing and retailing.
Covered in this Report The Global Meat Processing Equipment market can be divided into eight segments: Cutters, Blenders, Tenderizing Equipment, Grinding Equipment, Massagers, Smoking Machines, Filling Machines, and Dicing Machines.
Construction of meat processing factories has become the main topic of discussion at the meeting, the Economy Ministry's press service said.
Its business includes hog slaughtering and meat processing, and a wide range of pork products.
The other application for UV in meat processing operations is as a non-chemical treatment for plant wastewater.
Immigration officers, acting on intelligence, arrested the offenders which included five women and four men at the Russell Hume meat processing factory in Shady Lane.
Stork will gain access to the further meat processing market together with a strong entry to the USA, the world's largest market for further meat processing.