process noun

ADJ. gradual, lengthy, long, slow | constant, continuous | complex, complicated, difficult | natural | due the due process of law | painful Removing the splinters from the wound was a long and painful process. | consultation, consultative, decision-making, management, planning | cognitive, creative, learning, mental Teachers are trained to stimulate the child's cognitive processes. | assessment, selection | democratic, electoral, political Churches are taking a key role in the democratic process. | chemical, industrial, manufacturing, production | ageing, biological, evolutionary, physical | judicial, legal | peace a stalemate in the peace process | historical, social

VERB + PROCESS go through Each time we have to go through the whole decision-making process again. | accelerate, speed up, stimulate Excessive exposure to sunlight speeds up the ageing process of the skin.

PROCESS + VERB take place The selection process takes place over a period of two weeks.

PREP. ~ for a legal process for dealing with defrauders | ~ of the process of change

PHRASES a stage in/of the process