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process,

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in law, the rules that govern the obtaining of legal redress. This article deals only with civil procedure in Anglo-American law (for criminal procedure, see criminal law).
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process

[′prä‚ses]
(anatomy)
A projection from the central mass of an organism.
(computer science)
To assemble, compile, generate, interpret, compute, and otherwise act on information in a computer.
A program that is running on a computer.
(engineering)
A system or series of continuous or regularly occurring actions taking place in a predetermined or planned manner to produce a desired result.

process

1. Law
a. a summons, writ, etc., commanding a person to appear in court
b. the whole proceedings in an action at law
2. Biology a natural outgrowth or projection of a part, organ, or organism
3. Computing a distinct subtask of a computer system which can be regarded as proceeding in parallel with other subtasks of the system
4. Film, TV denoting a film, film scene, shot, etc., made by techniques that produce unusual optical effects

process

1. <operating system, software> The sequence of states of an executing program. A process consists of the program code (which may be shared with other processes which are executing the same program), private data, and the state of the processor, particularly the values in its registers. It may have other associated resources such as a process identifier, open files, CPU time limits, shared memory, child processes, and signal handlers.

One process may, on some platforms, consist of many threads. A multitasking operating system can run multiple processes concurrently or in parallel, and allows a process to spawn "child" processes.

process

(1) To manipulate data in the computer. The computer is said to be processing no matter what action it is taking upon the data; whether the data are actually being updated in a database or just being displayed on screen.

In order to evaluate a computer system's performance, the time it takes to process data internally is often analyzed separately from the time it takes to get it in and out of the computer. The I/O (input/output) is usually more time consuming than the processing. For an explanation of how the computer processes data, see "Processing" under the term computer. See also process technology.

(2) Software running in the computer. When a computer is booted, numerous processes are started. Some are parts of the operating system, while others are applications that have been designated to run at startup. In a Windows computer, pressing Ctrl-Alt-Del launches the Task Manager, which displays all running processes. In the Mac, the Activity Monitor in the Applications/Utilities folder shows the processes. See Windows processes.
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This bony bar is present beside the optic strut and is not connecting the ACP with the middle clinoid process. Sphenoid bone starts developing around 7th-8th weeks of gestational age as two parts; pre-sphenoidal part and a postsphenoidal part preformed in cartilage.
A micro-grinding drill measured to be 8–10 cm long and 0.3 cm in distal diameter is more suitable for the removal of the anterior and posterior clinoid processes, opening the back of the internal auditory canal and other deep bone removal operations through the keyhole approach.
A single blade of the Sugita retractor (Mizuho, Japan) is used to elevate and rotate the frontal lobe posteriorly, giving the surgeon a good view to the area occupied previously by the anterior clinoid process, which is now soft.
On male skulls, average width of the base of anterior clinoid process measured 9.4 mm on the right side and 9.1 mm on the left, maximum values being 12.1 and 14 mm.
The ACP has been reported to be joined to the middle clinoid process by a fold of dura mater (4).
It consists four clinoid processes (two anterior and two posterior), the anterior border represented by tuberculum sellae and the posterior border by the dorsum sellae (Kucia et al., 2014).
The presence of ossified interclinoid ligament makes the removal of the anterior clinoid process more difficult and increases the risks especially in the presence of an aneurysm.
The frequency of frail quadrilateral plate dorsum sellae, with small posterior clinoid process found here (38.4 %) is higher than that previously reported, whereas the incidence of the other categories is in substantial agreement with previous reports (Halim).
The CT measurements were obtained from 121 Turkish adult heads (242 sides) without bilateral bone erosion of the clinoid process using a Siemens SOMATOM Sensation.
If the anterior clinoid process of the lesser wing of the sphenoid bone is pneumatized, there might be a deep recess (infraoptic recess) in the superior and lateral corner of the sphenoid sinus (Figure, A & B).
The sella turcica in the sphenoid bone consists of a central hypophysial fossa and two pair of clinoid processes (anterior and posterior).