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

procedure for

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.

■ verbs

▪ 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.

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