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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Service  \Serv"ice\,  n.  [OE.  servise,  OF  servise,  service,  F. 
  service,  from  L.  servitium  See  {Serve}.] 
  1.  The  act  of  serving;  the  occupation  of  a  servant;  the 
  performance  of  labor  for  the  benefit  of  another,  or  at 
  another's  command;  attendance  of  an  inferior,  hired 
  helper,  slave,  etc.,  on  a  superior,  employer,  master,  or 
  the  like  also  spiritual  obedience  and  love.  ``O  God  .  . 
  .  whose  service  is  perfect  freedom.''  --Bk.  of  Com. 
  Prayer. 
 
  Madam,  I  entreat  true  peace  of  you  Which  I  will 
  purchase  with  my  duteous  service.  --Shak. 
 
  God  requires  no  man's  service  upon  hard  and 
  unreasonable  terms.  --Tillotson. 
 
  2.  The  deed  of  one  who  serves;  labor  performed  for  another; 
  duty  done  or  required;  office. 
 
  I  have  served  him  from  the  hour  of  my  nativity,  .  . 
  .  and  have  nothing  at  his  hands  for  my  service  but 
  blows.  --Shak. 
 
  This  poem  was  the  last  piece  of  service  I  did  for  my 
  master,  King  Charles.  --Dryden. 
 
  To  go  on  the  forlorn  hope  is  a  service  of  peril;  who 
  will  understake  it  if  it  be  not  also  a  service  of 
  honor?  --Macaulay. 
 
  3.  Office  of  devotion;  official  religious  duty  performed; 
  religious  rites  appropriate  to  any  event  or  ceremonial; 
  as  a  burial  service. 
 
  The  outward  service  of  ancient  religion,  the  rites, 
  ceremonies,  and  ceremonial  vestments  of  the  old  law. 
  --Coleridge. 
 
  4.  Hence  a  musical  composition  for  use  in  churches. 
 
  5.  Duty  performed  in  or  appropriate  to  any  office  or 
  charge;  official  function;  hence  specifically,  military 
  or  naval  duty;  performance  of  the  duties  of  a  soldier. 
 
  When  he  cometh  to  experience  of  service  abroad  .  .  . 
  ne  maketh  a  worthy  soldier.  --Spenser. 
 
  6.  Useful  office;  advantage  conferred;  that  which  promotes 
  interest  or  happiness;  benefit;  avail. 
 
  The  stork's  plea,  when  taken  in  a  net,  was  the 
  service  she  did  in  picking  up  venomous  creatures. 
  --L'Estrange. 
 
  7.  Profession  of  respect;  acknowledgment  of  duty  owed. 
  ``Pray,  do  my  service  to  his  majesty.''  --Shak. 
 
  8.  The  act  and  manner  of  bringing  food  to  the  persons  who  eat 
  it  order  of  dishes  at  table;  also  a  set  or  number  of 
  vessels  ordinarily  used  at  table;  as  the  service  was 
  tardy  and  awkward;  a  service  of  plate  or  glass. 
 
  There  was  no  extraordinary  service  seen  on  the 
  board.  --Hakewill. 
 
  9.  (Law)  The  act  of  bringing  to  notice,  either  actually  or 
  constructively,  in  such  manner  as  is  prescribed  by  law; 
  as  the  service  of  a  subp[oe]na  or  an  attachment. 
 
  10.  (Naut.)  The  materials  used  for  serving  a  rope,  etc.,  as 
  spun  yarn,  small  lines,  etc 
 
  11.  (Tennis)  The  act  of  serving  the  ball. 
 
  12.  Act  of  serving  or  covering.  See  {Serve},  v.  t.,  13. 
 
  {Service  book},  a  prayer  book  or  missal. 
 
  {Service  line}  (Tennis),  a  line  parallel  to  the  net,  and  at  a 
  distance  of  21  feet  from  it 
 
  {Service  of  a  writ},  {process},  etc  (Law),  personal  delivery 
  or  communication  of  the  writ  or  process,  etc.,  to  the 
  party  to  be  affected  by  it  so  as  to  subject  him  to  its 
  operation;  the  reading  of  it  to  the  person  to  whom  notice 
  is  intended  to  be  given  or  the  leaving  of  an  attested 
  copy  with  the  person  or  his  attorney,  or  at  his  usual 
  place  of  abode. 
 
  {Service  of  an  attachment}  (Law),  the  seizing  of  the  person 
  or  goods  according  to  the  direction. 
 
  {Service  of  an  execution}  (Law),  the  levying  of  it  upon  the 
  goods,  estate,  or  person  of  the  defendant. 
 
  {Service  pipe},  a  pipe  connecting  mains  with  a  dwelling,  as 
  in  gas  pipes,  and  the  like  --Tomlinson. 
 
  {To  accept  service}.  (Law)  See  under  {Accept}. 
 
  {To  see  service}  (Mil.),  to  do  duty  in  the  presence  of  the 
  enemy,  or  in  actual  war. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Process  \Proc"ess\,  n.  [F.  proc[`e]s,  L.  processus  See 
  {Proceed}.] 
  1.  The  act  of  proceeding;  continued  forward  movement; 
  procedure;  progress;  advance.  ``Long  process  of  time.'' 
  --Milton. 
 
  The  thoughts  of  men  are  widened  with  the  process  of 
  the  suns.  --Tennyson. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  process 
  n  1:  a  particular  course  of  action  intended  to  achieve  a  results; 
  "the  procedure  of  obtaining  a  driver's  license";  "it  was 
  a  process  of  trial  and  error"  [syn:  {procedure}] 
  2:  a  sustained  phenomenon  or  one  marked  by  gradual  changes; 
  "events  now  in  process";  "the  process  of  calcification 
  begins  later  for  boys  than  for  girls" 
  3:  the  performance  of  some  composite  cognitive  activity;  an 
  operation  that  affects  mental  contents;  "the  process  of 
  thinking";  "the  act  of  remembering"  [syn:  {cognitive 
  process},  {operation},  {cognitive  operation},  {act}] 
  4:  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  [syn: 
  {summons}] 
  5:  a  mental  process  that  you  are  not  directly  aware  of  "the 
  process  of  denial"  [syn:  {unconscious  process}] 
  6:  a  natural  prolongation  or  projection  from  a  part  of  an 
  organism  either  animal  or  plant;  "a  bony  process"  [syn:  {outgrowth}, 
  {appendage}] 
  v  1:  deal  with  in  a  routine  way:  "I'll  handle  that  one";  "process 
  a  loan";  "process  the  applicants" 
  2:  subject  to  a  process  or  treatment,  often  with  the  aim  of 
  readying  for  some  purpose;  "process  cheese";  "process 
  hair";  "process  water"  [syn:  {treat}] 
  3:  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" 
  4:  institute  legal  proceedings  against;  file  a  suit  against; 
  "He  was  warned  that  the  district  attorney  would  process 
  him"  [syn:  {sue},  {litigate}] 
  5:  shape,  form  or  improve  something:  "work  stone  into  tools"; 
  "process  iron"  [syn:  {work},  {work  on}] 
  6:  serve  somebody  with  a  warrant  or  summons;  "He  was  processed 
  by  the  sheriff"  [syn:  {serve},  {swear  out}] 
  7:  march  in  a  procession;  "They  processed  into  the  dining  room" 
  [syn:  {march}] 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  process 
 
  system,  software>  An  executing  {program}.  A 
  process  consists  of  the  program  {code}  (which  may  be  shared 
  with  other  processes  which  are  executing  the  same  program), 
  and  some  private  data.  It  may  have  other  associated  resources 
  such  as  a  {process  identifier},  open  files,  {CPU  time}  limits, 
  {shared  memory},  {child  processes},  and  {signal  handlers}. 
 
  A  {multitasking}  {operating  system}  can  run  multiple  processes 
  {concurrently}  or  in  {parallel}. 
 
  (1996-12-09) 
 
 




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