procedure

5 ENTRIES FOUND:

pro·ce·dure

noun \prə-ˈsē-jər\

: a series of actions that are done in a certain way or order : an established or accepted way of doing something

: a medical treatment or operation

Full Definition of PROCEDURE

1
a :  a particular way of accomplishing something or of acting
b :  a step in a procedure
2
a :  a series of steps followed in a regular definite order <legal procedure> <a surgical procedure>
b :  a set of instructions for a computer that has a name by which it can be called into action
3
a :  a traditional or established way of doing things
b :  protocol 3a

Examples of PROCEDURE

  1. Installing a car battery is a simple procedure.
  2. What is the procedure for applying for a loan?
  3. New employees are taught the proper safety procedures.
  4. We must follow proper court procedure.
  5. An identity check is standard police procedure.
  6. the procedure for treating a burn
  7. The procedure will take two hours.

Origin of PROCEDURE

French procédure, from Middle French, from proceder
First Known Use: circa 1611

Rhymes with PROCEDURE

pro·ce·dure

noun \prə-ˈsē-jər\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of PROCEDURE

1
: a particular way of accomplishing something or of acting
2
: a step in a procedure; especially : a series of steps followed in a regular definite order <a surgical procedure> <a therapeutic procedure>

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