1 procedure, proceeding, operation, system, method, approach, technique; course of action:
I am sure you understand how the process works. What process do they use to make paper out of wood?
2 activity, function, development:
The process of photosynthesis is the means by which plants synthesize carbohydrates.
3 treat, prepare, (make or get) ready, change, modify, transform, convert, alter:
This is the room where the ingredients are processed before mixing.
4 handle, take care of, organize, deal with, manage; dispose of, answer, manipulate:
After the earthquake the insurance companies processed thousands of claims.