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Process vs. Method

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  • Process (noun)

    A series of events which produce a result, especially as contrasted to product.

    "This product of last month's quality standards committee is quite good, even though the process was flawed."

  • Process (noun)

    A set of procedures used to produce a product, most commonly in the food and chemical industries.

  • Process (noun)

    A path of succession of states through which a system passes.

  • Process (noun)

    Successive physiological responses to keep or restore health.

  • Process (noun)

    Documents issued by a court in the course of a lawsuit or action at law, such as a summons, mandate, or writ.

  • Process (noun)

    An outgrowth of tissue or cell.

  • Process (noun)

    A structure that arises above a surface.

  • Process (noun)

    A executing.

  • Process (verb)

    to perform a particular process on a thing

  • Process (verb)

    to retrieve, store, classify, manipulate, transmit etc. (data, signals, etc.), especially using computer techniques.

    "We have processed the data using our proven techniques, and have come to the following conclusions."

  • Process (verb)

    to think about a piece of information, or a concept, in order to assimilate it, and perhaps accept it in a modified state.

  • Process (verb)

    To walk in a procession.

  • Method (noun)

    A process by which a task is completed; a way of doing something (followed by the adposition of, to or for before the purpose of the process):

    "One method of exercising a cat consists of making it follow the spot generated by a laser pointer."

    "If one method doesn't work, you should ask a friend to help you."

  • Method (noun)

    A technique for acting based on the ideas articulated by Constantin Stanislavski and focusing on authentically experiencing the inner life of the character being portrayed.

  • Method (noun)

    A subroutine or function belonging to a class or object.

  • Method (noun)

    Marijuana.

  • Method (noun)

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  • Method (verb)

    to apply a method

  • Method (verb)

    to apply particular treatment methods to a mold

    "The company employs extensive use of 3D modelling combined with solidification simulation to ensure that critical castings are properly methoded."

Wiktionary
  • Process (noun)

    The act of proceeding; continued forward movement; procedure; progress; advance.

  • Process (noun)

    A series of actions, motions, or occurrences; progressive act or transaction; continuous operation; normal or actual course or procedure; regular proceeding; as, the process of vegetation or decomposition; a chemical process; processes of nature.

  • Process (noun)

    A statement of events; a narrative.

  • Process (noun)

    Any marked prominence or projecting part, especially of a bone; anapophysis.

  • Process (noun)

    The whole course of proceedings in a cause real or personal, civil or criminal, from the beginning to the end of the suit; strictly, the means used for bringing the defendant into court to answer to the action; - a generic term for writs of the class called judicial.

  • Method (noun)

    An orderly procedure or process; regular manner of doing anything; hence, manner; way; mode; as, a method of teaching languages; a method of improving the mind.

  • Method (noun)

    Orderly arrangement, elucidation, development, or classification; clear and lucid exhibition; systematic arrangement peculiar to an individual.

  • Method (noun)

    Classification; a mode or system of classifying natural objects according to certain common characteristics; as, the method of Theophrastus; the method of Ray; the Linnæan method.

  • Method (noun)

    A technique used in acting in which the actor tries to identify with the individual personality of the specific character being portrayed, so as to provide a realistic rendering of the character's role. Also called the Method, method acting, the Stanislavsky Method or Stanislavsky System.

Webster Dictionary
  • Process (noun)

    a particular course of action intended to achieve a result;

    "the procedure of obtaining a driver's license"

    "it was a process of trial and error"

  • Process (noun)

    a sustained phenomenon or one marked by gradual changes through a series of states;

    "events now in process"

    "the process of calcification begins later for boys than for girls"

  • Process (noun)

    (psychology) the performance of some composite cognitive activity; an operation that affects mental contents;

    "the process of thinking"

    "the cognitive operation of remembering"

  • Process (noun)

    a writ issued by authority of law; usually compels the defendant's attendance in a civil suit; failure to appear results in a default judgment against the defendant

  • Process (noun)

    a mental process that you are not directly aware of;

    "the process of denial"

  • Process (noun)

    a natural prolongation or projection from a part of an organism either animal or plant;

    "a bony process"

  • Process (verb)

    deal with in a routine way;

    "I'll handle that one"

    "process a loan"

    "process the applicants"

  • Process (verb)

    subject to a process or treatment, with the aim of readying for some purpose, improving, or remedying a condition;

    "process cheese"

    "process hair"

    "treat the water so it can be drunk"

    "treat the lawn with chemicals"

    "treat an oil spill"

  • Process (verb)

    perform mathematical and logical operations on (data) according to programmed instructions in order to obtain the required information;

    "The results of the elections were still being processed when he gave his acceptance speech"

  • Process (verb)

    institute legal proceedings against; file a suit against;

    "He was warned that the district attorney would process him"

    "She actioned the company for discrimination"

  • Process (verb)

    shape, form, or improve a material;

    "work stone into tools"

    "process iron"

    "work the metal"

  • Process (verb)

    deliver a warrant or summons to someone;

    "He was processed by the sheriff"

  • Process (verb)

    march in a procession;

    "They processed into the dining room"

  • Method (noun)

    a way of doing something, especially a systematic way; implies an orderly logical arrangement (usually in steps)

Princeton's WordNet

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