AskDefine | Define processing

Dictionary Definition

processing n : preparing or putting through a prescribed procedure; "the processing of newly arrived immigrants"; "the processing of ore to obtain minerals"

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  1. The action of the verb to process.
  2. The act of taking something through a set of prescribed procedures.


action of the verb to process
act of taking something through a set of prescribed procedures


  1. present participle of process

Extensive Definition

Processing typically describes the act of taking something through an established and usually routine set of procedures to convert it from one form to another, as a manufacturing procedure, such as processing milk into cheese. Processing can also refer to administrative procedure such as processing paperwork to grant a mortgage loan.
Processing can refer to:
processing in German: Verarbeitung
processing in Korean: 가공
processing in Hebrew: עיבוד
processing in Japanese: 加工
processing in Polish: Przetwarzanie
processing in Portuguese: Processamento
processing in Sindhi: پردازڪاري

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