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procedure

pro·ce·dure

procedure

 
 
pronunciation:
pr si jr
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a way or act of proceeding.
There will be a meeting to discuss procedure with respect to the reorganization of the company.
synonyms:
method, plan
similar words:
approach, guideline, manner, methodology, mode, modus operandi, order, policy, practice, rule, strategy
definition 2: a series of actions, usually carried out in a set order, established or required for the accomplishment of a particular goal; course of action.
Have you studied the procedure for evacuating the building during a fire?My surgeon has a good deal of experience with this particular procedure.
 
synonyms:
method, operation, process, routine, system
similar words:
approach, means, measures, methodology, mode, modus operandi, path, platform, practice, proceeding, rule of thumb, step, strategy, technique, way
definition 3: an official or fixed course of action in business, law, or legislation.
These actions are simply part of court procedure.
similar words:
methodology, methods, process, routine, SOP, system
derivations: procedural (adj.), procedurally (adv.)
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The word procedure contains the following parts:
ced, ces, -ceed, -cede, -cess Latin root that means to go; to go back or yield