Meaning of PROCEDURE in English

PROCEDURE

n.

Pronunciation: pr ə - ' s ē -j ə r

Function: noun

Etymology: French procédure, from Middle French, from proceder

Date: circa 1611

1 a : a particular way of accomplishing something or of acting b : a step in a procedure

2 a : a series of steps followed in a regular definite order <legal procedure > <a surgical procedure > b : a set of instructions for a computer that has a name by which it can be called into action

3 a : a traditional or established way of doing things b : PROTOCOL 3A

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