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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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The majority of the skeletal anomalies observed in metolachlor-exposed fetuses consisted of absent xiphoid process (150 mg [kg.sup.-1] bw [day.sup.-1]), incomplete ossification of sternebra (300 and 1000 mg [kg.sup.-1] bw [day.sup.-1]), absent sternebra, incomplete ossification of xiphoid process and increased distance between hamulus and basisphenoid (1000 mg [kg.sup.-1] bw [day.sup.-1]).
A 10 mm working port was inserted below the xiphoid process and directed to the left of the falciform ligament, and two lateral 5 mm subcostal ports were placed in the left mid-clavicular and left anterior axillary lines in mirror-image positions to normal port placement.
The hand strike technique for longer distances was with the palm of the hand targeting the nose, the xiphoid process and the groin.
Sixty minutes after administration of the drugs/vehicle, the animals were anaesthetized using anaesthetic ether and a midline incision was made just below the xiphoid process. The stomach was lifted out and ligated at the level of the pylorus following which it was replaced and the abdomen wall was closed by interrupted sutures (13).
Omphalocele was 5x5 cm, sternum was 3cm, xiphoid process was not present and both lungs were hypoplastic (2 lobes on the right, 3 lobes on the left with primitive upper lobe).
Later, you address the "blunt, cartilaginous lower tip / of the sternum" known as the "Xiphoid Process," and the philtrum, "the hollow that devides the upper lip," "Genes," and many more.
CV 14 Found on the ventral midline, at the level of the xiphoid process.
Intravenous access was made via the left median cubital vein with the administration of 75 mL of Omnipaque 350 (Amersham Health) at a rate of 4 mL per second, from 20 mm inferior to the xiphoid process to 30 mm superior to the jugular notch.
Reference electrodes are placed below the xiphoid process and in the shoulder and taped into position.
The Dbaly retractors can be introduced through a 5-mm hole, left of the xiphoid process, and placed at the visceral area of the liver.
A large abdominal mass, extending from the xiphoid process to the pubis, was palpable.
A 135-grain Federal Personal Defense .40 S&W hollowpoint strikes Kyle Dubois just to the side of the xiphoid process, the bottom tip of the sternum.