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Definition of "procedure" []

  • A manner of proceeding; a way of performing or effecting something: standard procedure. (noun)
  • A series of steps taken to accomplish an end: a medical procedure; evacuation procedures. (noun)
  • A set of established forms or methods for conducting the affairs of an organized body such as a business, club, or government. (noun)
  • Computer Science A set of instructions that performs a specific task; a subroutine or function. (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.

Use "procedure" in a sentence
  • "As no UK doctors who specialise in MS are prepared to carry out Zamboni's procedure until further studies are carried out, Alex went to ­California, where a ­surgeon at Stanford ­University was willing to perform the ­procedure."
  • "This procedure is the bench mark of Babudom in India and I must say 66 minutes is quite fast for paper work to be pushed thru."
  • "Bigger dogs have bigger vessels and thus pose a greater risk, but this procedure is almost always easier than any spay."