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procedure

 
Noun procedure has 4 senses
  1. procedure, process - a particular course of action intended to achieve a result; "the procedure of obtaining a driver's license"; "it was a process of trial and error"
    --1 is a kind of activity
    --1 has particulars:
     Bertillon system; fingerprinting; genetic profiling, genetic fingerprinting; diagnostic procedure, diagnostic technique; emergency procedure; experimental procedure; calculation, computation, computing; medical procedure; mapping, chromosome mapping; operating procedure; stiffening; indirection; rigmarole, rigamarole; routine, modus operandi; condition, experimental condition; rule, formula
    Derived form: verb proceed3
  2. operation, procedure - a process or series of acts especially of a practical or mechanical nature involved in a particular form of work; "the operations in building a house"; "certain machine tool operations"
    --2 is a kind of work
  3. routine, subroutine, subprogram, procedure, function - a set sequence of steps, part of larger computer program
    --3 is a kind of software, software system, software package, package
    --3 is a part of program, programme, computer program, computer programme
    --3 has particulars:
     cataloged procedure; contingency procedure; library routine; random number generator; recursive routine; reusable routine; supervisory routine, executive routine; tracing routine; utility routine, service routine
  4. procedure - a mode of conducting legal and parliamentary proceedings
    --4 is a kind of
    proceeding, legal proceeding, proceedings
    --4 has particulars: bureaucratic procedure, red tape; objection
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