processprocess2 verb [transitiveT] 1MANUFACTURING to change a substance as part of the manufacture of a product
The refineries are processing 1.4 million barrels of crude oil a day.
The paper will be processed from pineapple and banana leaves.
2to deal with a document in the usual way
The service was started to help process copyright permissions more rapidly.
The Securities Industry Automation Corp. processes stock quotations from the major exchanges.
3COMPUTING if a computer processes information, figures etc, it uses them to produce a particular result
the accounts are processed by the Systems Union Sun Account system.
facilities for changing, deleting and processing data → see also central processing unit