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

ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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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Keeping in view the challenges faced by the children and the agencies dealing with rescue and rehabilitation of children involved in child labour, NCPCR is developing a Standard Operating Procedures on Rescue & Rehabilitation of Children involved in Child Labour .
The modus of the group, Belgica said is to collect bribe money which they call "standard operating procedure" from a contractor "so they can be guaranteed a win in the bidding and secure the corresponding project."
In a Live Webcast, a panel of thought leaders and practitioners assembled by The Knowledge Group will discuss the significance of PTAB's new standard operating procedure on remand proceedings and how it will affect remand cases.
Prior to the release of its updated Standard Operating Procedure, the SBA required a separate business valuation when the contributory value of the property or business was greater than $250,000, and it restricted business valuations, or going concern appraisals prepared in lieu of business valuations, to designated members of five business valuation organizations.
Local police officers said in their desperation to reach Sukma, the fatigued SPOs gave the standard operating procedure of not travelling in a group, the go by and hitched a ride on private buses.
The story of Abu Ghraib in Standard Operating Procedure is every bit as troubling as the photographs, but it is different than the story told by the photographs alone.
This paper examines the possibility that not-for-profit institutions of higher education are, in fact, turning a relative and veiled profit in the course of their standard operating procedure. The real question is how much money does it actually cost to educate a student and how far is that figure from what the institutions of higher education are charging to educate the student via tuition and fees.
Whether the shredding is done purely to increase the volume of material that can fit in the landfill or whether it is also a first step in seeking out recycling markets, operating a shredder on site is becoming standard operating procedure at inert landfills.
This story vividly illustrates how the drug war is waged--and why that standard operating procedure needs to stop.
Unrighteousness, evil, corruption, perversion, and death are now standard operating procedure in the United States of America.
"We expect RIOS to become the industry's standard operating procedure," Carr says.
The department keeps its thousands of standard operating procedure documents electronically.

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