standard operating procedure


Definition of standard operating procedure

: established or prescribed methods to be followed routinely for the performance of designated operations or in designated situations

called also standing operating procedure

Examples of standard operating procedure in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Prior to Thursday's change in policy, Milwaukee police were allowed to execute no-knock search warrants due to an exception in the standard operating procedure. Drake Bentley, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 18 Nov. 2021 Adaptable processes that can rise to meet evolving priorities need to become the standard operating procedure. Smartsheet Contributor, Forbes, 17 Sep. 2021 Billboard teases have become standard operating procedure in the music industry, with folks like Tyler, the Creator and Drake availing themselves of one of the oldest forms of advertising. Bethy Squires, Vulture, 11 Nov. 2021 The ’77 White Sox were early adopters of taunting, which is now standard operating procedure in baseball. Paul Sullivan,, 4 Oct. 2021 All of that could and should be documented as a standard operating procedure and referenced before hitting send. Expert Panel®, Forbes, 12 Oct. 2021 The status: The standard operating procedure was updated to make this change last year. Tessa Duvall, The Courier-Journal, 22 Sep. 2021 The addition of Texas and Oklahoma to the SEC could break from standard operating procedure. Ralph D. Russo, Chron, 25 July 2021 Much of what the Hungarian network has done is legal and standard operating procedure in Washington., 4 Oct. 2021

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First Known Use of standard operating procedure

1952, in the meaning defined above

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15 Dec 2021

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“Standard operating procedure.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jan. 2022.

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