procedure Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “procedure” in the English Dictionary

"procedure" in British English

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uk   /prəˈsiː.dʒər/  us   /-dʒɚ/

procedure noun (WAY TO DO)

B2 [C or U] a set of ​actions that is the ​official or ​accepted way of doing something: The ​company has new procedures fordealing with ​complaints. You must followcorrect procedure at all ​times.
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procedure noun (MEDICAL TREATMENT)

[C] a ​medicaloperation: It's a ​routine/​standardsurgical procedure.

procedure noun (COMPUTING)

[C] specialized computing a set of ​instructions in a ​computerprogram that does a ​particulartask
adjective uk   us   /-əl/
procedural ​errors/​matters
(Definition of procedure from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"procedure" in American English

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procedurenoun [C/U]

 us   /prəˈsi·dʒər/
an ​order or ​method of doing something: [U] It’s ​standard procedure for those at the ​top of the ​list to be called first.
adjective [not gradable]  us   /prəˈsi·dʒər·əl/
Defense ​lawyers most often ​challengetestresultsbased on procedural ​grounds.
(Definition of procedure from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"procedure" in Business English

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procedurenoun [C or U]

uk   us   /prəʊˈsiːdʒər/
a set of ​actions which is the usual or ​official way of doing something: procedure for sth The ​company has ​introduced new procedures for ​dealing with ​customercomplaints.accepted/established/standard procedure Staff must ​followcorrect procedure at all ​times. normal/proper/usual procedure appeals/​complaints/​emergency procedures accounting/​audit/​control procedures court/​grievance/​legal procedure adopt/​follow/​review procedures
(Definition of procedure from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “procedure”
in Korean 절차…
in Arabic إجراء…
in Malaysian prosedur…
in French procédure…
in Russian процедура…
in Chinese (Traditional) 程式, 步驟, 常規…
in Italian procedura…
in Turkish yol, yöntem, usül…
in Polish procedura…
in Spanish procedimiento…
in Vietnamese thủ tục…
in Portuguese procedimento, trâmite…
in Thai ขั้นตอน…
in German das Verfahren…
in Catalan procediment, tràmit(s)…
in Japanese 手順…
in Chinese (Simplified) 程序, 步骤, 常规…
in Indonesian prosedur…
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