Definitions for: Procedure


[n] 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"
[n] a mode of conducting legal and parliamentary proceedings
[n] a particular course of action intended to achieve a results; "the procedure of obtaining a driver's license"; "it was a process of trial and error"
[n] a set sequence of steps, part of larger computer program



Webster (1913) Definition: Pro*ce"dure, n. [F. proc['e]dure. See Proceed.]
1. The act or manner of proceeding or moving forward;
progress; process; operation; conduct. ``The true
procedure of conscience.'' --South.

2. A step taken; an act performed; a proceeding; the steps
taken in an action or other legal proceeding. ``Gracious
procedures.'' --I. Taylor.

3. That which results; issue; product. [Obs.] --Bacon.

Synonyms: function, operation, process, routine, subprogram, subroutine

See Also: activity, Bertillon system, bureaucratic procedure, calculation, cataloged procedure, chromosome mapping, computation, computer program, computer programme, computing, condition, contingency procedure, diagnostic procedure, diagnostic technique, emergency procedure, executive routine, experimental condition, experimental procedure, fingerprinting, formula, genetic fingerprinting, genetic profiling, indirection, legal proceeding, library routine, mapping, medical procedure, modus operandi, objection, operating procedure, package, proceeding, proceedings, program, programme, random number generator, recursive routine, red tape, reusable routine, rigamarole, rigmarole, routine, rule, service routine, software, software package, software system, stiffening, supervisory routine, tracing routine, utility routine, work

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