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procedure

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From French procédure, from Old French, from Latin procedere (to go forward, proceed); see proceed.

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procedure (countable and uncountable, plural procedures)

  1. A particular method for performing a task.
    • 2014 June 14, “It's a gas”, The Economist, volume 411, number 8891: 
      One of the hidden glories of Victorian engineering is proper drains. Isolating a city’s effluent and shipping it away in underground sewers has probably saved more lives than any medical procedure except vaccination.
  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.
  5. (obsolete) That which results; issue; product.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Bacon to this entry?)
  6. (computing) A subroutine or function coded to perform a specific task.

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procedure f (plural procedures)

  1. procedure

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procedure f

  1. plural form of procedura

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procedure f (oblique plural procedures, nominative singular procedure, nominative plural procedures)

  1. procedure (particular method for performing a task)

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