Deacon's process

Process Proc"ess, n. [F. proc[`e]s, L. processus. See {Proceed}.] [1913 Webster] 1. The act of proceeding; continued forward movement; procedure; progress; advance. ``Long process of time.'' --Milton. [1913 Webster]

The thoughts of men are widened with the process of the suns. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]

2. 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. [1913 Webster]

Tell her the process of Antonio's end. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

3. A statement of events; a narrative. [Obs.] --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

4. (Anat. & Zo["o]l.) Any marked prominence or projecting part, especially of a bone; anapophysis. [1913 Webster]

5. (Law) 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. [1913 Webster]

{Deacon's process} [from H. Deacon, who introduced it] (Chem.), a method of obtaining chlorine gas by passing hydrochloric acid gas over heated slag which has been previously saturated with a solution of some metallic salt, as sulphate of copper.

{Final process} (Practice), a writ of execution in an action at law. --Burrill.

{In process}, in the condition of advance, accomplishment, transaction, or the like; begun, and not completed.

{Jury process} (Law), the process by which a jury is summoned in a cause, and by which their attendance is enforced. --Burrill.

{Leblanc's process} (Chem.), the process of manufacturing soda by treating salt with sulphuric acid, reducing the sodium sulphate so formed to sodium sulphide by roasting with charcoal, and converting the sodium sulphide to sodium carbonate by roasting with lime.

{Mesne process}. See under {Mesne}.

{Process milling}, the process of high milling for grinding flour. See under {Milling}.

{Reversible process} (Thermodynamics), any process consisting of a cycle of operations such that the different operations of the cycle can be performed in reverse order with a reversal of their effects. [1913 Webster]


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  • Process — Proc ess, n. [F. proc[ e]s, L. processus. See {Proceed}.] [1913 Webster] 1. The act of proceeding; continued forward movement; procedure; progress; advance. Long process of time. Milton. [1913 Webster] The thoughts of men are widened with the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Process milling — Process Proc ess, n. [F. proc[ e]s, L. processus. See {Proceed}.] [1913 Webster] 1. The act of proceeding; continued forward movement; procedure; progress; advance. Long process of time. Milton. [1913 Webster] The thoughts of men are widened with …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Deacon process — The Deacon process was a secondary process used during the manufacture of alkalis (the initial end product was sodium carbonate) by the Leblanc process. Hydrogen chloride gas was converted to chlorine gas which was then used to manufacture a… …   Wikipedia

  • Deacon, Henry — SUBJECT AREA: Chemical technology, Textiles [br] b. 30 July 1822 London, England d. 23 July 1876 Widnes, Cheshire, England [br] English industrial chemist. [br] Deacon was apprenticed at the age of 14 to the London engineering firm of Galloway &… …   Biographical history of technology

  • Deacon White — For other people named James White, see James White (disambiguation). Deacon White Catcher, Third baseman Born: December 7, 1847 …   Wikipedia

  • Deacon-Verfahren — Als Deacon Verfahren wird die Herstellung von Chlor durch Oxidation von Chlorwasserstoff mit Sauerstoff bezeichnet. Das Verfahren wurde vom englischen Chemiker Henry Deacon (1822–1876) im Jahre 1868 zum Patent angemeldet. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • deacon process — ˈdēkən noun Usage: usually capitalized D Etymology: after Henry Deacon, 19th century English chemist : a method of obtaining chlorine gas by passing air and hydrogen chloride over a heated catalyst (as copper chloride) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Final process — Process Proc ess, n. [F. proc[ e]s, L. processus. See {Proceed}.] [1913 Webster] 1. The act of proceeding; continued forward movement; procedure; progress; advance. Long process of time. Milton. [1913 Webster] The thoughts of men are widened with …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • In process — Process Proc ess, n. [F. proc[ e]s, L. processus. See {Proceed}.] [1913 Webster] 1. The act of proceeding; continued forward movement; procedure; progress; advance. Long process of time. Milton. [1913 Webster] The thoughts of men are widened with …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Jury process — Process Proc ess, n. [F. proc[ e]s, L. processus. See {Proceed}.] [1913 Webster] 1. The act of proceeding; continued forward movement; procedure; progress; advance. Long process of time. Milton. [1913 Webster] The thoughts of men are widened with …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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