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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.


Synonymsprocess


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.


Synonymsoperation


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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