procedure
Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /pɹəˈsiːdʒə/
  • (America) IPA: /pɹəˈsidʒɚ/
Noun

procedure

  1. A particular method for performing a task.
  2. A series of small tasks or steps taken to accomplish an end.
  3. (uncountable) The set of established forms or methods of an organized body for accomplishing a certain task or tasks.
    Ensure that you follow procedure when accessing customers' personal information.
  4. The steps taken in an action or other legal proceeding.
    • Gracious procedures.
  5. (obsolete) That which results; issue; product.
  6. (computing) A subroutine or function coded to perform a specific task.
  7. (medicine) A surgical operation.
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