standard operating procedure


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standard operating procedure

n.
1. Established procedure to be followed in carrying out a given operation or in a given situation.
2. A specific procedure or set of procedures so established.

stand′ard op′erating proce`dure


n.
a set of fixed instructions or steps for carrying out routine operations. Abbr.: SOP
[1950–55]

standard operating procedure

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Noun1.standard operating procedure - a prescribed procedure to be followed routinely; "rote memorization has been the educator's standard operating procedure for centuries"
operating procedure - a procedure for operating something or for dealing with a given situation
lockstep - a standard procedure that is followed mindlessly; "the union's support had been in lockstep for years"
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