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pro·ce·dure

 (prə-sē′jər)
n.
1. A manner of proceeding; a way of performing or effecting something: standard procedure.
2.
a. A series of steps taken to accomplish an end: a medical procedure; evacuation procedures.
b. Computers A set of instructions that performs a specific task; a subroutine or function.
3.
a. A set of established forms or methods for conducting the affairs of an organized body such as a business, club, or government.
b. Law The set of rules under which litigation is conducted, especially in contrast to the set of substantive legal principles that determine the merits of legal controversies and disputes.

[French procédure, from Old French, from proceder, to proceed; see proceed.]

procedure

(prəˈsiːdʒə)
n
1. a way of acting or progressing in a course of action, esp an established method
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the established mode or form of conducting the business of a legislature, the enforcement of a legal right, etc
3. (Computer Science) computing another name for subroutine
proˈcedural adj
proˈcedurally adv

pro•ce•dure

(prəˈsi dʒər)

n.
1. the act or manner of proceeding in any action or process; conduct.
2. a particular course or mode of action.
3. any given mode of conducting legal, parliamentary, or similar business.
[1605–15; < French procédure. See proceed, -ure]

procedure

  • process, procedure - A process is a set or series of actions directed to some end or a natural series of changes; a procedure is a series of actions conducted in a certain manner, an established way of doing something.
  • ceremonially, ceremoniously - Ceremonially relates to the performance of a procedure; ceremoniously relates to the performer of the procedure.
  • procedure, process, proceed - Procedure, process, and proceed come from Latin procedere, "to go forward."
  • seder - The Hebrew word for "order, procedure"; it is the ceremonial Jewish dinner held on the first night of Passover.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.procedure - a particular course of action intended to achieve a resultprocedure - a particular course of action intended to achieve a result; "the procedure of obtaining a driver's license"; "it was a process of trial and error"
Bertillon system - a system or procedure for identifying persons
fingerprinting - the procedure of taking inked impressions of a person's fingerprints for the purpose of identification
genetic fingerprinting, genetic profiling - the procedure of analyzing the DNA in samples of a person's body tissue or body fluid for the purpose of identification
diagnostic procedure, diagnostic technique - a procedure followed in making a medical diagnosis
emergency procedure - (medicine) a procedure adopted to meet an emergency (especially a medical emergency)
experimental procedure - the specific techniques used in conducting a particular experiment
activity - any specific behavior; "they avoided all recreational activity"
calculation, computation, computing - the procedure of calculating; determining something by mathematical or logical methods
medical procedure - a procedure employed by medical or dental practitioners
chromosome mapping, mapping - (genetics) the process of locating genes on a chromosome
operating procedure - a procedure for operating something or for dealing with a given situation
stiffening - the act of becoming stiff; "stiffening his shoulders, he prepared to advance"
indirection - indirect procedure or action; "he tried to find out by indirection"
rigamarole, rigmarole - a long and complicated and confusing procedure; "all that academic rigmarole was a waste of time"
modus operandi, routine - an unvarying or habitual method or procedure
experimental condition, condition - the procedure that is varied in order to estimate a variable's effect by comparison with a control condition
formula, rule - (mathematics) a standard procedure for solving a class of mathematical problems; "he determined the upper bound with Descartes' rule of signs"; "he gave us a general formula for attacking polynomials"
2.procedure - a process or series of acts especially of a practical or mechanical nature involved in a particular form of work; "the operations in building a house"; "certain machine tool operations"
work - activity directed toward making or doing something; "she checked several points needing further work"
3.procedure - a set sequence of steps, part of larger computer programprocedure - a set sequence of steps, part of larger computer program
software, software package, software program, software system, computer software, package - (computer science) written programs or procedures or rules and associated documentation pertaining to the operation of a computer system and that are stored in read/write memory; "the market for software is expected to expand"
computer program, computer programme, programme, program - (computer science) a sequence of instructions that a computer can interpret and execute; "the program required several hundred lines of code"
cataloged procedure - a set of control statements that have been placed in a library and can be retrieved by name
contingency procedure - an alternative to the normal procedure; triggered if an unusual but anticipated situation arises
library routine - a debugged routine that is maintained in a program library
random number generator - a routine designed to yield a random number
recursive routine - a routine that can call itself
reusable routine - a routine that can be loaded once and executed repeatedly
executive routine, supervisory routine - a routine that coordinates the operation of subroutines
tracing routine - a routine that provides a chronological record of the execution of a computer program
service routine, utility routine - a routine that can be used as needed
4.procedure - a mode of conducting legal and parliamentary proceedings
bureaucratic procedure, red tape - needlessly time-consuming procedure
objection - (law) a procedure whereby a party to a suit says that a particular line of questioning or a particular witness or a piece of evidence or other matter is improper and should not be continued and asks the court to rule on its impropriety or illegality
legal proceeding, proceeding, proceedings - (law) the institution of a sequence of steps by which legal judgments are invoked

procedure

noun method, policy, process, course, system, form, action, step, performance, operation, practice, scheme, strategy, conduct, formula, custom, routine, transaction, plan of action, modus operandi He did not follow the correct procedure in applying for a visa.

procedure

noun
1. A method used in dealing with something:
2. An action calculated to achieve an end:
maneuver, measure (often used in plural), move, step, tactic.
3. An official or prescribed plan or course of action:
Translations
إجْراء، أصول، طريقَه
procedurapostup
metodeprocedure
kord
menettelymenettelytapaoikeudenkäyntimenettelytyöjärjestys
eljáráseljárásmódprocedúra
aîferî
プロシージャ手続き手順行程
darbo būdasdarbo tvarkaprocedūraprocedūrinisprocedūros
noriseprocedūraprocess
procedúra

procedure

[prəʊˈsiːdʒər] n
(= process) → procédure f
safety procedures → procédures de sécurité
(= method) → procédure f
to be standard procedure → être une procédure standard
to follow the correct procedure → suivre la procédure indiquée
a change in procedure → un changement de procédure
(= operation) → procédure f
a surgical procedure → une procédure chirurgicale

procedure

nVerfahren nt; parliamentary/legal procedureparlamentarisches/gerichtliches Verfahren; what would be the correct procedure in such a case?wie geht man in einem solchen Falle vor?, wie verfährt man in einem solchen Falle?; business proceduregeschäftliche Verfahrensweise; rules of procedureVorschriften pl; questions of procedureverfahrenstechnische or (Jur) → verfahrensrechtliche Fragen pl; procedure-oriented (Comput) → prozedurorientiert

procedure

[prəˈsiːdʒəʳ] n (Admin, Law) → procedura
the usual procedure is to ... → la procedura normale or prassi è di...
cashing a cheque is a simple procedure → riscuotere un assegno è un'operazione semplice

procedure

(prəˈsiːdʒə) noun
the order or method of doing something. They followed the usual procedure(s).
proˈcedural adjective

pro·ce·dure

n. procedimiento;
clinical ______ clínico;
invasive ______ invasivo;
noninvasive ______ no invasivo;
surgical ______ quirúrgico;
therapeutic ______ terapéutico.

procedure

n procedimiento; loop electrosurgical excision — (LEEP) procedimiento de escisión electroquirúrgica con asa
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Heyward had watched the whole procedure, on the part of Hawkeye, with breathless interest.
So greatly did it differ from the procedure of his own office, that he listened with interest.
Sperm Whale Fishery) to his visiting card, such a procedure would be deemed pre-eminently presuming and ridiculous.
Nor is it to be doubted that as such a procedure can do no harm, it may possibly be of no contemptible advantage; considering that oil and water are hostile; that oil is a sliding thing, and that the object in view is to make the boat slide bravely.
Once this procedure was the cause of a calamity of which Sebastijonas Szedvilas was the hapless victim.
Her finale and ultimatum of contempt consisted in a very emphatic pronunciation of the word "shiftless;" and by this she characterized all modes of procedure which had not a direct and inevitable relation to accomplishment of some purpose then definitely had in mind.
And then, I had ordered my procedure upon what the officer, being human, would NATURALLY do; whereas when you are least expecting it, a man will now and then go and do the very thing which it's NOT natural for him to do.
Even the veteran judge, accustomed as he was to legal ambushes and masked batteries in criminal procedure, was not sure that his ears were not deceiving him, and asked counsel what it was he had said.
Before that unjust Tribunal, there was little or no order of procedure, ensuring to any accused person any reasonable hearing.
When they took him, they cut off the heads of his two companions in the field, and carried him to the Emperor; the procedure against him was not long, and he was condemned to be burnt alive.
I had long before remarked that, in relation to practice, it is sometimes necessary to adopt, as if above doubt, opinions which we discern to be highly uncertain, as has been already said; but as I then desired to give my attention solely to the search after truth, I thought that a procedure exactly the opposite was called for, and that I ought to reject as absolutely false all opinions in regard to which I could suppose the least ground for doubt, in order to ascertain whether after that there remained aught in my belief that was wholly indubitable.
Sarkoja thought it best," she answered, her face betokening her disapproval of the procedure.

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