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English definition of “procedure”


noun [C or U] (WAY TO DO)    /prəˈsiː.dʒər/ US  /-dʒɚ/
B2 a set of actions that is the official or accepted way of doing something: The company has new procedures for dealing with complaints. You must follow correct procedure at all times.Ways of achieving things procedural     /-əl/ adjective procedural errors/mattersWays of achieving things
(Definition of procedure noun (WAY TO DO) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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