Procedure meaning

prə-sē'jər
The definition of procedure is order of the steps to be taken to make something happen, or how something is done.

An example of a procedure is cracking eggs into a bowl and beating them before scrambling them in a pan.

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A manner of proceeding; a way of performing or effecting something.

Standard procedure.

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The established way of carrying on the business of a legislature, law court, etc.
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A particular course of action or way of doing something.
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(1) Manual procedures are human tasks.
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A specific course of action; the machinery by which a suit is carried on; the mechanics of the legal process; written rules for legal proceedings, whether criminal or civil, codified in rule books such as the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.
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The act, method, or manner of proceeding in some action; esp., the sequence of steps to be followed.
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Synonymous with routine. See also routine.
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A procedure to determine the rights of the parties, as distinguished from a criminal procedure.
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The process by which the government imposes penalties for criminal behavior through the devices of arrest, trial, and punishment of the convicted criminal.
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A series of small tasks or steps taken to accomplish an end.
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(uncountable) 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.

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The steps taken in an action or other legal proceeding.

Gracious procedures. "”I. Taylor.

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(computing) A subroutine or function coded to perform a specific task.
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Origin of procedure

  • French procédure from Old French from proceder to proceed proceed
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Old French procedure, from Latin procedere (“to go forward, proceed"); see proceed.
    From Wiktionary