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 in a sentence
Installing a car battery is a simple procedure.
What is the procedure for applying for a loan?
New employees are taught the proper safety procedures.
We must follow proper court procedure.
An identity check is standard police procedure.
the procedure for treating a burn
The procedure will take two hours.
Origin and Etymology of procedure
French procédure, from Middle French, from proceder
First Known Use: circa 1611
PROCEDURE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of procedure for English Language Learners
: 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
PROCEDURE Defined for Kids
Definition of procedure for Students
: an action or series of actions for doing or accomplishing something <What is the procedure for school enrollment?>
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>
Legal Definition of procedure
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