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PROCEDURE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does procedure mean? 

PROCEDURE (noun)
  The noun PROCEDURE has 4 senses:

1. a particular course of action intended to achieve a result
2. a process or series of acts especially of a practical or mechanical nature involved in a particular form of work
3. a set sequence of steps, part of larger computer program
4. a mode of conducting legal and parliamentary proceedings

  Familiarity information: PROCEDURE used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


PROCEDURE (noun)


Sense 1procedure [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A particular course of action intended to achieve a result

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

procedure; process

Context examples:

the procedure of obtaining a driver's license / it was a process of trial and error

Hypernyms ("procedure" is a kind of...):

activity (any specific behavior)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "procedure"):

operating procedure (a procedure for operating something or for dealing with a given situation)

stiffening (the act of becoming stiff)

indirection (indirect procedure or action)

rigamarole; rigmarole (a long and complicated and confusing procedure)

modus operandi; routine (an unvarying or habitual method or procedure)

condition; experimental condition (the procedure that is varied in order to estimate a variable's effect by comparison with a control condition)

formula; rule ((mathematics) a standard procedure for solving a class of mathematical problems)

chromosome mapping; mapping ((genetics) the process of locating genes on a chromosome)

medical procedure (a procedure employed by medical or dental practitioners)

Bertillon system (a system or procedure for identifying persons)

fingerprinting (the procedure of taking inked impressions of a person's fingerprints for the purpose of identification)

genetic fingerprinting; genetic profiling (the procedure of analyzing the DNA in samples of a person's body tissue or body fluid for the purpose of identification)

diagnostic procedure; diagnostic technique (a procedure followed in making a medical diagnosis)

emergency procedure ((medicine) a procedure adopted to meet an emergency (especially a medical emergency))

experimental procedure (the specific techniques used in conducting a particular experiment)

calculation; computation; computing (the procedure of calculating; determining something by mathematical or logical methods)


Sense 2procedure [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A process or series of acts especially of a practical or mechanical nature involved in a particular form of work

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

procedure; operation

Context examples:

the operations in building a house / certain machine tool operations

Hypernyms ("procedure" is a kind of...):

work (activity directed toward making or doing something)


Sense 3procedure [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A set sequence of steps, part of larger computer program

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

subprogram; subroutine; procedure; routine; function

Hypernyms ("procedure" is a kind of...):

computer software; package; software; software package; software program; software system ((computer science) written programs or procedures or rules and associated documentation pertaining to the operation of a computer system and that are stored in read/write memory)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "procedure"):

tracing routine (a routine that provides a chronological record of the execution of a computer program)

executive routine; supervisory routine (a routine that coordinates the operation of subroutines)

reusable routine (a routine that can be loaded once and executed repeatedly)

recursive routine (a routine that can call itself)

random number generator (a routine designed to yield a random number)

library routine (a debugged routine that is maintained in a program library)

contingency procedure (an alternative to the normal procedure; triggered if an unusual but anticipated situation arises)

cataloged procedure (a set of control statements that have been placed in a library and can be retrieved by name)

service routine; utility routine (a routine that can be used as needed)

Holonyms ("procedure" is a part of...):

computer program; computer programme; program; programme ((computer science) a sequence of instructions that a computer can interpret and execute)


Sense 4procedure [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A mode of conducting legal and parliamentary proceedings

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("procedure" is a kind of...):

legal proceeding; proceeding; proceedings ((law) the institution of a sequence of steps by which legal judgments are invoked)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "procedure"):

bureaucratic procedure; red tape (needlessly time-consuming procedure)

objection ((law) a procedure whereby a party to a suit says that a particular line of questioning or a particular witness or a piece of evidence or other matter is improper and should not be continued and asks the court to rule on its impropriety or illegality)


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