See also: procédure

English

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Etymology

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

Pronunciation

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  • (UK) IPA(key): /pɹəˈsiːd͡ʒə/
  • (US) IPA(key): /pɹəˈsid͡ʒɚ/
  • Audio (US):(file)
  • Hyphenation: pro‧ced‧ure

Noun

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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”, in 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.
    • 1832, [Isaac Taylor], Saturday Evening. [], London: Holdsworth and Ball, →OCLC:
      Gracious procedures.
  5. (obsolete) That which results; issue; product.
    • 1631, Francis [Bacon], “(please specify |century=I to X)”, in Sylua Syluarum: Or A Naturall Historie. In Ten Centuries. [], 3rd edition, London: [] William Rawley; [p]rinted by J[ohn] H[aviland] for William Lee [], →OCLC:
      There is not any known Substance, but Earth, and the Procedure of Earth (as Tile, Stone, &c.) that yeeldeth any Moss or Herby Substance.
  6. (computing) A subroutine or function coded to perform a specific task, but does not return a value.
  7. (medicine) A surgical operation.

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Etymology

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Borrowed from Middle French procedure.

Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): /ˌproːsəˈdyːrə/
  • Audio:(file)
  • Hyphenation: pro‧ce‧du‧re
  • Rhymes: -yːrə

Noun

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procedure f (plural procedures)

  1. procedure

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  • Indonesian: prosedur

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Italian

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Noun

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procedure f

  1. plural of procedura

Old French

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Noun

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

  1. procedure (particular method for performing a task)
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