Definitions for standard operating procedure
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
stand′ard op′erating proce`dure(n.)
a set of fixed instructions or steps for carrying out routine operations.
Ref: Abbr.: SOP 2
Origin of standard operating procedure:
standing operating procedure, standard operating procedure, SOP, standard procedure(noun)
a prescribed procedure to be followed routinely
"rote memorization has been the educator's standard operating procedure for centuries"
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms
standard operating procedure
A set of instructions covering those features of operations which lend themselves to a definite or standardized procedure without loss of effectiveness. The procedure is applicable unless ordered otherwise. Also called SOP.
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