Meaning of PROCEDURE in English
pro ‧ ce ‧ dure S2 W2 AC /prəˈsiːdʒə $ -ər/ BrE AmE noun [uncountable and countable]
[ Date: 1600-1700 ; Language: French ; Origin: procédure , from Old French proceder ; ⇨ ↑ proceed ]
1 . a way of doing something, especially the correct or usual way ⇨ process
What’s the procedure for applying for a visa?
correct/proper/normal etc procedure
This is standard procedure for getting rid of toxic waste.
legal/court/parliamentary etc procedures
All schools have disciplinary procedures they must follow.
On board, we were given the usual talk on safety procedures (=what to do if an accident happens, or to prevent an accident) .
2 . a medical treatment or operation:
Liposuction is a minor surgical procedure.
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■ ADJECTIVES/NOUN + procedure
▪ the correct/proper procedure
What's the correct procedure for applying for a grant?
▪ normal/standard procedure
It’s standard procedure to take photographs of the scene of the crime.
▪ a legal procedure
Adoption was not made a legal procedure until 1926.
▪ a disciplinary procedure
Unacceptable behaviour will be dealt with through our usual disciplinary procedures.
▪ a complaints procedure
The company has a standard complaints procedure.
▪ a selection procedure
An interview is an important part of our selection procedure.
▪ a safety procedure
Apparently the accidents were due to inadequate safety procedures.
▪ follow a procedure
It’s important that you always follow the correct procedure.
▪ go through a procedure
We had to go through the whole procedure again.
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English. Longman - Словарь современного английского языка. 2012