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procedure +‎ -al


procedural (comparative more procedural, superlative most procedural)

  1. Related to procedure.
    The judge dismissed the case on procedural grounds: it wasn't the facts or the law, but just that they hadn't filed the correct forms.
  2. (computing) Generated by means of a procedure, rather than being designed.
    a procedural texture; procedural terrain

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procedural (plural procedurals)

  1. (literature) A type of literature, film, or television program involving a sequence of technical detail.
    • 2000, Gary Hausladen, Places for Dead Bodies (page 35)
      It is only fitting that the investigation of place-based police procedurals begins in America, where the police procedural was invented and turned into a literary art form.

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