Meaning of PROCEDURE in English

PROCEDURE

noun Etymology: French procédure, from Middle French, from proceder Date: circa 1611 1. a particular way of accomplishing something or of acting, a step in a ~, 2. a series of steps followed in a regular definite order , a set of instructions for a computer that has a name by which it can be called into action, 3. a traditional or established way of doing things, protocol 3a

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