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Proceeded vs Processor - What's the difference?

proceeded | processor |

As a verb proceeded

is (proceed).

As a noun processor is

a person who processes things (foods, photos, applications, etc).




  • (proceed)

  • proceed


    (Webster 1913)


    (en verb)
  • To move, pass, or go forward or onward; to advance; to continue or renew motion begun.
  • to proceed on a journey.
  • To pass from one point, topic, or stage, to another.
  • To proceed with a story or argument.
  • To issue or come forth as from a source or origin; to come from.
  • Light proceeds from the sun.
  • To go on in an orderly or regulated manner; to begin and carry on a series of acts or measures; to act by method; to prosecute a design.
  • * John Locke
  • he that proceeds upon other Principles in his Enquiry
  • To be transacted; to take place; to occur.
  • * Shakespeare
  • He will, after his sour fashion, tell you / What hath proceeded worthy note to-day.
  • To have application or effect; to operate.
  • * Ayliffe
  • This rule only proceeds and takes place when a person can not of common law condemn another by his sentence.
  • To begin and carry on a legal process. (rfex)
  • Usage notes

    * This is a catenative verb that takes the to infinitive . See * Not to be confused with precede. * Many of the other English verbs ultimately derived from Latin are spelled ending in "cede", so the misspelling "procede" is common.


    * progress


    * regress * recede


    * *

    See also

    * proceeds (noun)




    (en noun)
  • A person who processes things (foods, photos, applications, etc.).
  • He is a loan processor with a bank.
  • A device which processes, which changes something. (rfex)
  • A microprocessor.
  • This computer has two processors , but only one keyboard.


    * (microprocessor) central processing unit, CPU

    Derived terms

    * food processor * microprocessor * word processor