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A procedure is a specified series of actions or operations which have to be executed in the same manner in order to always obtain the same result under the same circumstances (for example, emergency procedures). Less precisely speaking, this word can indicate a sequence of activities, tasks, steps, decisions, calculations and processes, that when undertaken in the sequence laid down produces the described result, product or outcome. A procedure usually induces a change. It is in the scientific method.

Procedure may also refer to:


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Up to date as of January 15, 2010

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English

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Etymology

< Old French procedure < Latin procedere (to go forward, proceed); see proceed.

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
procedure

Plural
countable and uncountable; plural procedures

procedure (countable and uncountable; plural procedures)

  1. A particular method for performing a task.
  2. A series of small tasks or step 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.I. Taylor.
  5. (computing) A subroutine or function coded to perform a specific task.

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Translations

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External links

  • procedure in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
  • procedure in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911

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Dutch

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /proːsə'dyːrə/
  •  Audiohelp, file

Noun

procedure f.

  1. procedure

Italian

Noun

procedure f.

  1. Plural form of procedura.

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