What does procedure mean?

Definitions for procedure
prəˈsi dʒərpro·ce·dure

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word procedure.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. procedure, processnoun

    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"

  2. operation, procedurenoun

    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"

  3. routine, subroutine, subprogram, procedure, functionnoun

    a set sequence of steps, part of larger computer program

  4. procedurenoun

    a mode of conducting legal and parliamentary proceedings


  1. procedurenoun

    A particular method for performing a task.

    Etymology: From procedure, from procedere; see proceed.

  2. procedurenoun

    A series of small tasks or steps taken to accomplish an end.

    Etymology: From procedure, from procedere; see proceed.

  3. procedurenoun

    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.

    Etymology: From procedure, from procedere; see proceed.

  4. procedurenoun

    The steps taken in an action or other legal proceeding.

    Gracious procedures. u2014I. Taylor.

    Etymology: From procedure, from procedere; see proceed.

  5. procedurenoun

    A subroutine or function coded to perform a specific task.

    Etymology: From procedure, from procedere; see proceed.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Procedurenoun

    the act or manner of proceeding or moving forward; progress; process; operation; conduct

    Etymology: [F. procdure. See Proceed.]

  2. Procedurenoun

    a step taken; an act performed; a proceeding; the steps taken in an action or other legal proceeding

    Etymology: [F. procdure. See Proceed.]

  3. Procedurenoun

    that which results; issue; product

    Etymology: [F. procdure. See Proceed.]

Editors Contribution

  1. procedure

    The easy and simple step-by-step instruction for how to achieve a goal or task.

    The company quality manual system had a set of quality assurance procedures.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 12, 2020  

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  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'procedure' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1833

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'procedure' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1711

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'procedure' in Nouns Frequency: #395

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of procedure in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of procedure in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of procedure in a Sentence

  1. Senate Finance:

    Obviously, we are dealing with -- guess what -- procedure in the United States Senate Finance, unless you follow this regularly, it's hard to appreciate the fact sometimes it's hard around here to order a 7-Up. ... People say,' No ! We are going to have Cokes. We are going to have Dr. Peppers !'.

  2. Vishnumurthy Shushrutha Hedna:

    Instead of doing a million tests, we can do the ultrasound, this modality is a non-invasive, simple, cheap procedure which can save lives and can be done by anybody. It can help save thousands of lives.

  3. Lee So-young:

    Green New Deal legislation is not simply a matter of injecting funding in certain projects, but rather addressing what kind of procedure, governance and regulations we will use to remodel the entire society by 2050 to prevent climate change.

  4. Giorgos Kyritsis:

    We're sticking to the legal procedure so that the asylum process is completed in the best possible way.

  5. Nader Nadery:

    The procedure including its preamble of the negotiation has been finalised and from now on, the negotiation will begin on the agenda, a joint working committee was tasked to prepare the draft topics for the agenda (of peace talks).

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Translations for procedure

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  • اجراءArabic
  • procedimentCatalan, Valencian
  • postup, procedura, úkonyCzech
  • Vorgehen, Unterprogramm, Prozedere, Vorgehensweise, ProzedurGerman
  • διαδικασίαGreek
  • trámite, procedimientoSpanish
  • kordEstonian
  • روال, روند, رویهPersian
  • menettelytapa, menetelmä, toimintamalli, menettelytavat, menettely, oikeudenkäyntimenettely, proseduuri, työjärjestys, aliohjelma, toimintatapaFinnish
  • fonction, procédé, procédureFrench
  • eljárás, procedúraHungarian
  • ընթացակարգArmenian
  • metodo, iter, procedura, procedimentoItalian
  • 手順, やり方, 手続き, 行程, プロシージャ, 手段, 流儀Japanese
  • 절차Korean
  • pēheatanga, pēwheatangaMāori
  • tatacara, prosedurMalay
  • procedureDutch
  • procedimentoPortuguese
  • subrutină, procedeu, funcție, funcțiune, procedurăRomanian
  • фу́нкция, проце́сс, процеду́ра, подпрогра́мма, ме́тод, мето́дикаRussian
  • procedurSwedish
  • mtindoSwahili
  • metod, yöntem, yordam, işlem, prosedürTurkish
  • thủ tụcVietnamese

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    immoderately desirous of acquiring e.g. wealth
    • A. suspicious
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