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English noun: procedure

1. procedure (act) a particular course of action intended to achieve a result

SamplesThe procedure of obtaining a driver's license.
It was a process of trial and error.


Broader (hypernym)activity

Narrower (hyponym)Bertillon system, calculation, chromosome mapping, computation, computing, condition, diagnostic procedure, diagnostic technique, emergency procedure, experimental condition, experimental procedure, fingerprinting, formula, genetic fingerprinting, genetic profiling, indirection, mapping, medical procedure, modus operandi, operating procedure, rigamarole, rigmarole, routine, rule, stiffening

2. procedure (act) a process or series of acts especially of a practical or mechanical nature involved in a particular form of work

SamplesThe operations in building a house.
Certain machine tool operations.


Broader (hypernym)work

3. procedure (communication) a set sequence of steps, part of larger computer program

Synonymsfunction, routine, subprogram, subroutine

Broader (hypernym)computer software, package, software, software package, software program, software system

Narrower (hyponym)cataloged procedure, contingency procedure, executive routine, library routine, random number generator, recursive routine, reusable routine, service routine, supervisory routine, tracing routine, utility routine

Part meronymcomputer program, computer programme, program, programme

4. procedure (act) a mode of conducting legal and parliamentary proceedings

Broader (hypernym)legal proceeding, proceeding, proceedings

Narrower (hyponym)bureaucratic procedure, objection, red tape

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