Definition of "proceeding" [pro•ceed•ing]

  • A course of action; a procedure. (noun)
  • A sequence of events occurring at a particular place or occasion: hectic proceedings in the kitchen. (noun)
  • A record of business carried on by a society or other organization; minutes. (noun)
  • Law Legal action; litigation. Often used in the plural. (noun)
  • Law The instituting or conducting of legal action. (noun)
  • An act or course of action (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • The institution of a legal action (noun)
  • Any step taken in a legal action (noun)
  • The minutes of the meetings of a club, society, etc (noun)
  • Legal action; litigation (noun)
  • The events of an occasion, meeting, etc (noun)

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Use "proceeding" in a sentence
  • ""It is not (_Golf_ is not!) a proceeding (_proceeding, quotha!"
  • "We observed that the gates of the two walls were not built opposite to each other, with the object no doubt of exposing an assaulting party to greater loss in proceeding from the outer to the inner gate."
  • "Read this way, the point of the passage is that we can adapt to new situations in ways that go beyond anything we already knew how to do; doing this is what he calls proceeding according to the kinds."