A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (method)
a. el proceso
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
We need a new process for choosing a team leader.Necesitamos un nuevo proceso para escoger un líder de equipo.
b. el procedimiento
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
If you follow the process as instructed, you will get the expected results.Si sigues el procedimiento de acuerdo con las instrucciones, obtendrás los resultados esperados.
2. (legal)
a. la citación
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The state police delivered the process to the suspect.La policía estatal entregó la citación al sospechoso.
3. (anatomy)
a. la protuberancia
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
You must avoid the xiphoid process when performing CPR.Debes evitar la protuberancia xifoidea al hacer la RCP.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
4. (to sort)
a. procesar
Factory workers process the raw ingredients to make our food product.Los trabajadores de la fábrica procesan las materias primas para hacer nuestro producto alimenticio.
b. tratar
We process the wood used in making railroad ties so that it won't burn.Tratamos la madera que se usa para hacer las traviesas para que no se queme.
c. revelar (film)
We used to have to take our film to be processed before we could see the photographs.Antes teníamos que llevar los rollos de película a revelar antes de poder ver las fotografías.
5. (to deal with)
a. tramitar
It will take six months to process your application.Se tardará seis meses en tramitar tu solicitud.
b. atender
My executive secretary is helping me to process the job applicants.Mi secretaria ejecutiva me está ayudando a atender a los solicitantes de empleo.
6. (computing)
a. procesar
If you increase the random access memory, your system will process data more quickly.Si aumentas la memoria de acceso aleatorio, el sistema procesará los datos más rápidamente.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
7. (religious)
a. desfilar
On the first Sunday in November, the monks process to the graveyard after mass.El primer domingo de noviembre, los monjes desfilan al cementerio después de la misa.
b. ir en procesión
The whole town processed to the church with an icon of the Virgin Mary.Todo el pueblo iba en procesión a la iglesia con un ícono de la Virgen María.
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An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
1. (walk in procession)
a. desfilar
process [ˈprəʊses]
1 (series of developments) proceso (m)
it's a slow long process the process of growing up a natural/chemical process he supervised the whole process they decided to spread the building process over three years the regularity with which this occurs suggests that the process is genetically determined they hope to implement changes to speed up the process for approving new drugs
the production process el proceso de producción
there are quality checks at all stages of the production process the cost of re-engineering the production process
the processes of government los trámites gubernamentales
the people's direct participation in the processes of government the normal processes of government have temporarily broken down the whole affair brought discredit on America's processes of government we have reformed the processes of government to make it more efficient
the ageing process el envejecimiento
a face cream that will delay the aging process of your skin these things are all part of the aging process the [digestive] process the chemicals produced in the stomach to assist the digestive process it can slow down the [healing] process they try and influence peoples' thought processes could you explain the thought process that led you to this idea? his thought processes are very bizarre - he is obsessed by strange, irrational ideas people whose thought processes are similar enough to allow them to communicate lawyers have expressed their concern over /the lack of due process in the trial/ all democratic leaders can be removed from office by due process the charge is very serious and demands due process in the form of a hearing they should go through the due process of the courts by due process of [law] by (a) process of [elimination] "how shall we choose one?" - "/we could do it by process of elimination/" after discussing all their favourite characters they eventually arrived, by a process of elimination, at Britain's very own Roger Rees it then becomes necessary to use a process of elimination to determine what is behind their behavior while work is in process any changes needed are made in process whenever I went round there was usually a meal in process North American free-trade talks are still in process I made regular visits to see the decorating in process we observed a discussion group in process
I got what I wanted but made a lot of enemies in the process conseguí lo que quería pero a costa de crearme muchos enemigos
he saved the girl, but injured himself in the process he finished ahead of the Spaniard, and in the process picked up his first time win as a pro you have to let us struggle for ourselves, even if we must die in the process I got him out all right, but overbalanced in the process and fell sprawling
in the process of
it is in (the) process of construction está en (vías de) construcción; we are in the process of moving house estamos en medio de una mudanza
it is in (the) process of demolition in the process of cleaning the picture, they discovered another signature in the process of time the men who might, in the process of time, be placed at the head of the nation the administration is in the process of drawing up a peace plan her novel is in the process of being turned into a television series the book was in process of being printed a territory in process of being colonized
2 (specific method) proceso (m); procedimiento (m)
to bring advanced technology and new processes into British industry they have invented a new process for coating the surface the finished product has been through a series of processes
the Bessemer process el proceso de Bessemer
3 (Jur) (action) proceso (m); (summons) citación (f)
to bring a process against sb demandar a algn
to serve a process on sb notificar una citación a algn
the United States District Court could order several officers to serve the process, taking possession of the store
4 (Anat) (Bot) (Zool) protuberancia (f)
transitive verb
1 (treat) [+raw materials] procesar; [+food] (industrially) procesar; tratar; (with food processor) pasar por el robot de cocina
the brewery uses machines to process the malt and hops a distillery which could process any crop containing sugar or starch the first industries to develop are usually those processing locally produced materials Hong Kong is exporting very large amounts of semi-manufactures for China to process and return for final assembly product prices have risen faster than crude prices, encouraging refiners to process more oil the company has spent about six million dollars so far to process and transport nuclear waste the factory will ultimately process 40 million pounds of plastic a year a facility that will process tens of thousands of gallons of toxic fluid fish which are processed by the best methods: from freezing to canning and smoking vegetables and fruit nowadays are all processed before consumers buy them processing cereals from wholegrains causes 80 per cent loss strip off the lemon zest with a vegetable peeler and process it together with the garlic and parsley process the cold butter thoroughly into the flour
to process sth into sth procesar algo para convertirlo en algo
the material will be processed [into] plastic pellets the gas could be processed into ammonia the gold was processed into smaller bars in Macao
2 (deal with) [+application, claim, order] tramitar; [+applicants] atender
your application will take six weeks to process they process 10,000 forms a day we need more information to be able to process your claim we spend a great deal of time processing the information from these forms they are trying to process tens of thousands of refugees patients took more than two hours to be processed through the department in order to process your order the firm must have all the information necessary to process the order the customer cannot begin to process the invoice for payment until he has received it
3 (Comput) procesar
facilities to process the data, and the right to publish the results the information gathered by the telescopes will be processed by computers computers actually process information much faster than the human brain eight or ten computers are processing data in the group
4 (Fot) revelar
he didn't actually process his own photographs a large lab that processes film for professional photographers my mind was trying to digest and process the fact how does the brain process visual information? although capable of memorizing rules and processing a string of instructions, he couldn't make a simple judgment
process cheese (n) (US) queso (m) fundido
statistical quality control through process control systems and sampling procedures the process control systems at the heart of our chemical food processing and nuclear industries
process server (n) agente (m) judicial
as he got into his car, a process server emerged from the bushes to serve him with a lawsuit filed by his ex-wife it was very important to him to serve the document - /he was a bailiff of the revolution, a process server for the new order/, and he took the task seriously
process [prəˈses]
intransitive verb
(Britain) (go in procession) desfilar; (Rel) ir en procesión
They processed through to the kitchen and thence out of the back door the reflections of the lights processed along the river everyone processes from the church to take their allotted stations on Tynwald Hill
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