Meaning of PROCEDURE in English

PROCEDURE

/ prəˈsiːdʒə(r); NAmE / noun

1.

[ C , U ] procedure (for sth) a way of doing sth, especially the usual or correct way :

maintenance procedures

emergency / safety / disciplinary procedures

to follow normal / standard / accepted procedure

Making a complaint is quite a simple procedure.

2.

[ U ] the official or formal order or way of doing sth, especially in business, law or politics :

court / legal / parliamentary procedure

3.

[ C ] ( medical ) a medical operation :

to perform a routine surgical procedure

►  pro·ced·ural / prəˈsiːdʒərəl; NAmE / adjective ( formal ):

procedural rules

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WORD ORIGIN

late 16th cent.: from French procédure , from procéder , from Latin procedere , from pro- forward + cedere go.

Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне.