Reversible 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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  • Reversible process — Reversible Re*vers i*ble, a. [Cf. F. r[ e]versible revertible, reversionary.] 1. Capable of being reversed; as, a chair or seat having a reversible back; a reversible judgment or sentence. [1913 Webster] 2. Hence, having a pattern or finished… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • reversible process — apgręžiamasis procesas statusas T sritis automatika atitikmenys: angl. reversible process vok. reversibeler Prozeß, m; reversibler Prozeß, m rus. процесс обратимый, m pranc. procédé réversible, m …   Automatikos terminų žodynas

  • reversible process — grįžtamasis vyksmas statusas T sritis Standartizacija ir metrologija apibrėžtis Sistemos būsenos kitimas, kuris gali vykti įprastine ir atvirkštine tvarka, nekeisdamas aplinkos. atitikmenys: angl. reversible process vok. reversibler Prozess, m;… …   Penkiakalbis aiškinamasis metrologijos terminų žodynas

  • reversible process — grįžtamasis vyksmas statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. reversible process vok. reversibler Kreisprozeß, m; umkehrbarer Vorgang, m rus. обратимый процесс, m pranc. processus réversible, m …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • reversible process — grįžtamasis procesas statusas T sritis Energetika apibrėžtis Termodinaminis procesas, kai sistema gali grįžti į pradinę būseną, neįvykus negrįžtamiems pokyčiams sistemoje arba aplinkoje. atitikmenys: angl. reversible process vok. umkehrbarer… …   Aiškinamasis šiluminės ir branduolinės technikos terminų žodynas

  • reversible process — grįžtamasis procesas statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Sistemos būsenos kitimas, kuris gali vykti įprastine ir atvirkštine tvarka, nekeisdamas aplinkos. atitikmenys: angl. reversible process rus. обратимый процесс …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • reversible process — noun any process in which a system can be made to pass through the same states in the reverse order when the process is reversed • Ant: ↑irreversible process • Hypernyms: ↑process, ↑physical process * * * noun : an ideal process or series of… …   Useful english dictionary

  • reversible process — Смотри обратимый процесс …   Энциклопедический словарь по металлургии

  • Reversible process (thermodynamics) — For articles on other forms of reversibility, including reversibility of microscopic dynamics, see reversibility (disambiguation). In thermodynamics, a reversible process, or reversible cycle if the process is cyclic, is a process that can be… …   Wikipedia

  • Reversible computing — is a model of computing where the computational process to some extent is reversible, i.e., time invertible. A necessary condition for reversibility of a computational model is that the transition function mapping states to their successors at a… …   Wikipedia

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