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Process The term process is used extensively from within different perspectives, not all of which fall within the scope of psychoanalysis. The concept has been defined in the fields of philosophy, psychiatry, psychopathology, and psychoanalysis, with various meanings that, over time, have come to overlap one another, gradually expanding its scope. Only the salient points of the term's evolution can be given here. Etymologically, "process" is derived from the Latin procedere, which means "to move forward," and reflects the dynamic...