in the process

in the process of (doing something)

Having started some activity without yet having finished it. I'm just in the process of filing your tax return now.
See also: of, process

in the ˈprocess (of doing something)


1 while doing something: In the process of cleaning the furniture, I found six coins.He was supposed to be cutting my hair, but he nearly cut off my ear in the process.
2 in the middle of doing something: We’re still in the process of trying to find somewhere to live.
See also: process
References in classic literature ?
There I remained until I got better: suffering, whenever I was recommended to eat anything, an amount of anguish only second to that which is said to be endured by the apparently drowned, in the process of restoration to life.
And all this series of calamities from one little accident in the process of Feeling.
If we suppose the amount of change between each horizontal line in our diagram to be excessively small, these three forms may still be only well-marked varieties; or they may have arrived at the doubtful category of sub-species; but we have only to suppose the steps in the process of modification to be more numerous or greater in amount, to convert these three forms into well-defined species: thus the diagram illustrates the steps by which the small differences distinguishing varieties are increased into the larger differences distinguishing species.
He said that those creating hurdles in the process of investment and speedy development were enemies of the nation.
In the process of positioning, airborne movement node can receive signal, which is more than three reference nodes.
In order to solve this problem, fuzzy adaptive Kalman filtering (FAKF) is proposed in this paper, and its purpose is to ignore the accurate measurement noise prior data in the process of filtering.
"There is heavy gunfire all over the place and there are policemen in black seem to be from the Special Forces, while at least 15 people were killed in the process," Xinhua's correspondent at Rabia al-Adawiya Square in Cairo reported.
In order to select a contractor for the job, a prequalifying process, in which ten local and global firms took part was conducted, following which, three companies stayed in the process, and finally, a Costa Rican firm was chosen.
With airlines now in the process of confirming their winter schedules 2006/2007 any decision to cut the services could have serious planning consequences.
Congressional requesters asked GAO to (1) assess the effectiveness of the visa revocation process and (2) identify the policies and procedures of State, the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS), and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) that govern their respective actions in the process.
Today the language and imagery are "terrorist," "immigrant," and "Arab," but the infrastructure established in the process is a potent source of increased racism and repression against all peoples of color and indeed all who live in the U.S.
The INS also is in the process of installing a new computerized record-keeping system an astonishing six years after it was approved by Congress.
Another detainee, a forty-one-year-old small business owner from Newburyport, Massachusetts, asks that his name not be used because he is in the process of applying for his green card.
In most cases, these individuals are in the process of obtaining permanent eligibility and are protected by law.