English noun: procedure
|1.||procedure (act) a particular course of action intended to achieve a result|
|Samples||The procedure of obtaining a driver's license.|
It was a process of trial and error.
|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|
|Samples||The operations in building a house.|
Certain machine tool operations.
|3.||procedure (communication) a set sequence of steps, part of larger computer program|
|Synonyms||function, 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 meronym||computer 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|