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procedure

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noun pro·ce·dure \prə-ˈsē-jər\

Simple Definition of procedure

  • : 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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of procedure

  1. 1 a :  a particular way of accomplishing something or of acting b :  a step in a procedure

  2. 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. 3 a :  a traditional or established way of doing things b :  protocol 3a

Examples of procedure in a sentence

  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 and Etymology of procedure

French procédure, from Middle French, from proceder


First Known Use: circa 1611

Rhymes with procedure


PROCEDURE Defined for Kids

procedure

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noun pro·ce·dure \prə-ˈsē-jər\

Definition of procedure for Students

  1. :  an action or series of actions for doing or accomplishing something <What is the procedure for school enrollment?>




Medical Dictionary

procedure

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noun pro·ce·dure \prə-ˈsē-jər\

Medical Definition of procedure

  1. 1:  a particular way of accomplishing something or of acting

  2. 2:  a step in a procedure; especially :  a series of steps followed in a regular definite order <a surgical procedure> <a therapeutic procedure>




Law Dictionary

procedure

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noun pro·ce·dure \prə-ˈsē-jər\

Legal Definition of procedure

  1. 1 :  one or more methods or steps for the enforcement or administration of rights, duties, justice, or laws <civil procedure> <police procedure> — compare procedural law, substantive law

  2. 2 :  a particular and especially established way of doing something <a medical procedure> <security procedures>





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