Definition of “procedure” - English Dictionary

“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 /prəʊˈsiːdʒər/ us

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
court/grievance/legal procedure
adopt/follow/review procedures

(Definition of “procedure” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)