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Procedure

Procedure

WordNet



noun


(1)   A process or series of acts especially of a practical or mechanical nature involved in a particular form of work
"The operations in building a house"
"Certain machine tool operations"
(2)   A mode of conducting legal and parliamentary proceedings
(3)   A particular course of action intended to achieve a result
"The procedure of obtaining a driver's license"
"It was a process of trial and error"
(4)   A set sequence of steps, part of larger computer program
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Etymology


< < ; see proceed.

Noun



  1. A particular method for performing a task.
  2. A series of small tasks or step taken to accomplish an end.
  3. The set of established forms or methods of an organized body for accomplishing a certain task or tasks.
    Ensure that you follow procedure when accessing customers' personal information.
  4. The steps taken in an action or other legal proceeding.
    Gracious procedures. —I. Taylor.
  5. A subroutine or function coded to perform a specific task.

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