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English definition of “standard operating procedure”

standard operating procedure

noun [C or U]
 
 
( abbreviation SOP)
HR, WORKPLACE, MANAGEMENT the official or usual way that people are expected to do particular things in a company, organization, etc.: Many reforms adopted by these fund companies will become standard operating procedure across the industry.follow standard operating procedure The findings of the investigation revealed that the operator had not followed standard operating procedure. We can give guidance on preparing standard operating procedures.
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