Glossary of Terms: Becoming Minnesotan

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Definition
procedure

Noun:  A series of small tasks or steps taken to accomplish a task.

proceed

Verb:  To move forward; to continue.  (proceeds, proceeding, proceeded)

processing

Noun:  The act of going through a series of set steps to get to a final result.

procession

Noun:  A group of people or things moving along in an orderly manner, especially if doing so slowly and formally.

productive

Adjective:  Able to complete one or more tasks successfully.

productivity

Noun:  The rate that goods or services are made by a group of workers.

profession

Noun: Occupation or job.

professional

Adjective:  Describes a specific field of work that requires above average education and a specific set of skills.

Noun: A person who works in a job that requires a lot of skills or training.

professionally

Adverb:  Relating to a person's work.

proficiency

Noun:  Ability, skill, knowledge, competence.

proficient

Adjective:  Good at; skilled; fluent; practiced, especially in relation to a task or skill.

profit

Noun:  The money a person or business earns for providing goods and services.

progress

Verb:  To move forward; to develop.  (progesses, progressing, progressed)

progressive

Adjective:  Advanced.

prominent

Adjective: Standing out; distinct among others.

promote

Verb:  1. To raise someone or something to a more important or responsible job, rank, or position.  2. To advocate or urge on behalf of something or someone.  (promotes, promoting, promoted)

prompt

Verb: To cause or bring about something. (prompts, prompting, prompted)

proposal

Noun: A suggestion or plan.

prospective

Adjective:  Potential, possible.

prosperity

Noun:  The state of being welll-off or affluent; having more than enough of what you need to survive (food, shelter, clothing, etc).

province

Noun:  A small region within a state or country.

provocative

Adjective: Serving or tending to provoke, excite, or stimulate; exciting.

publicity

Noun:  Information about a person, group, event, or product presented to the public through the media.

publish

Verb:  To issue a printed work for sale and distribution.  (publishes, publishing, published)

puja

Noun:  A Hindu religious ritual as an act of worship.

pursue

Verb:  To aim for or go after; to particpate in.  (pursues, pursuing, pursued)

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