Definition of procedure
- legal procedure
- a surgical procedure
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.
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First Known Use: circa 1577See Words from the same year
: 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
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