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"procedure" in British English

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procedurenoun

uk   /prəˈsiː.dʒər/  us   /prəˈsiː.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 for dealing with complaints. You must follow correct procedure at all times.

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  • procedure noun (COMPUTING)

[C] specialized computing a set of instructions in a computer program that does a particular task
procedural
adjective uk   /prəˈsiː.dʒər.əl/  us   /prəˈsiː.dʒɚ.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.
procedural
adjective [not gradable]  us   /prəˈsi·dʒər·əl/
Defense lawyers most often challenge test results based 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 customer complaints.accepted/established/standard procedure Staff must follow correct 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, trámite(s)…
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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“procedure” in American English

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