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in law: see procedureprocedure,
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.
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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
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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.
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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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The poem's movement from the speaker's (and thus the reader's) state of confusion and uncertainty to one of tentative solace highlights the temporal process of art.
Consistency building and the to-and-fro movements of the hermeneutic circle are temporal processes that manifest the paradoxes of lived time.
While existing literature has examined how people's relations with water are configured by power relations embedded within wider spatial and temporal processes, the papers here demonstrate the role that water plays in shaping such interventions and their outcomes.
In doing so, it forms the buccal, pterygopalatine and temporal processes.
While this analysis did provide evidence of the spatial mobility of crime within counties through patterns of contagious mobility, it may have missed other important within-period temporal processes. If that is in fact the case, then this examination simply uncovered time series related differences at [T.sub.1] and [T.sub.2], while not fully understanding the within-period variability that ultimately led to the identified net change.
Despite calls for the investigation of the temporal aspect of organizational identification, the stark contrast between the significance of temporality within the context of social processes and the lack of sufficient research and understanding regarding temporality is emphasized by Bonniwell and Zimbardo, who find it "surprising" that "in spite of the obvious importance of temporal processes our lives, their systematic exploration has received relatively little attention from psychology and the social sciences." It seems that the systemic investigation of the temporal aspect of organizational identification--a topic that has drawn great interest over the past decade (Foreman and Whetten, 2002)--is much needed.
Silva shows that his theory of the perceptive act is a way to break through traditional philosophical dualisms of mind and body, as the physical, psychical, and the social are bound together through the same temporal processes of adjustment to environments of action.
Factors affecting the rate at which members move between states include level of exposure to an environmental pathogen, intensity of exposure to individuals in the infectious or carrier state, and the temporal processes of the disease (e.g., incubation period, duration of disease, duration of protective immunity).
Experimenters in sound and time are mentioned either not at all or only in passing; John Cage gets a single nod in a small paragraph; Elliott Carter, whose work with time and the temporal processes must have been extremely interesting to Gerhard, is not mentioned at all.

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