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"standard operating procedure" in British English

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standard operating procedurenoun [U]

uk   /ˌstæn.dəd ˈɒp.ər.eɪ.tɪŋ prəˌsiː.dʒər/  us   /ˌstæn.dɚd ˈɑː.pə.reɪ.t̬ɪŋ prəˌsiː.dʒɚ/ (abbreviation SOP) US
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standard operating procedurenoun [C/U]

 us   /ˈstæn·dərd ˈɑp·əˌreɪ·tɪŋ prəˌsi·dʒər/
the ​usualmethodfollowed in doing a ​particular thing: Running a ​creditcheck before ​opening new ​accounts is standard operating procedure.
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standard operating procedurenoun [C or U]

uk   us   ( abbreviation SOP)
HR, WORKPLACE, MANAGEMENT the ​official or usual way that ​people are expected to do particular things in a ​company, ​organization, etc.: Many ​reformsadopted by these ​fundcompanies will become ​standardoperatingprocedure across the ​industry.follow standard operating procedure The ​findings of the ​investigation revealed that the ​operator had not ​followedstandardoperatingprocedure. We can give ​guidance on preparing ​standardoperatingprocedures.
(Definition of standard operating procedure from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “standard operating procedure”
in Chinese (Simplified) 标准操作程序…
in Chinese (Traditional) 標準操作程式…
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