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Definition 1: a particular course of action intended to achieve a result - [noun denoting act]

Samples where procedure or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the procedure of obtaining a driver's license
  • it was a process of trial and error

Synonyms for procedure in the sense of this definition

(procedure is a kind of ...) any specific behavior

"they avoided all recreational activity"

(... is a kind of procedure ) a system or procedure for identifying persons

(... is a kind of procedure ) the procedure that is varied in order to estimate a variable's effect by comparison with a control condition

(... is a kind of procedure ) an unvarying or habitual method or procedure

(... is a kind of procedure ) a long and complicated and confusing procedure

"all that academic rigmarole was a waste of time"

(... is a kind of procedure ) indirect procedure or action

"he tried to find out by indirection"

(... is a kind of procedure ) the act of becoming stiff

"stiffening his shoulders, he prepared to advance"

(... is a kind of procedure ) a procedure for operating something or for dealing with a given situation

(... is a kind of procedure ) (genetics) the process of locating genes on a chromosome

(... is a kind of procedure ) a procedure employed by medical or dental practitioners

(... is a kind of procedure ) the procedure of calculating; determining something by mathematical or logical methods

(... is a kind of procedure ) the specific techniques used in conducting a particular experiment

(... is a kind of procedure ) (medicine) a procedure adopted to meet an emergency (especially a medical emergency)

(... is a kind of procedure ) a procedure followed in making a medical diagnosis

(... is a kind of procedure ) the procedure of analyzing the DNA in samples of a person's body tissue or body fluid for the purpose of identification

(... is a kind of procedure ) the procedure of taking inked impressions of a person's fingerprints for the purpose of identification

(... is a kind of procedure ) (mathematics) a standard procedure for solving a class of mathematical problems

"he determined the upper bound with Descartes' rule of signs" "he gave us a general formula for attacking polynomials"

Definition 2: a mode of conducting legal and parliamentary proceedings - [noun denoting act]

(procedure is a kind of ...) (law) the institution of a sequence of steps by which legal judgments are invoked

(... is a kind of procedure ) needlessly time-consuming procedure

(... is a kind of procedure ) (law) a procedure whereby a party to a suit says that a particular line of questioning or a particular witness or a piece of evidence or other matter is improper and should not be continued and asks the court to rule on its impropriety or illegality

Definition 3: a process or series of acts especially of a practical or mechanical nature involved in a particular form of work - [noun denoting act]

Samples where procedure or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the operations in building a house
  • certain machine tool operations

Synonyms for procedure in the sense of this definition

(procedure is a kind of ...) activity directed toward making or doing something

"she checked several points needing further work"

Definition 4: a set sequence of steps, part of larger computer program - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for procedure in the sense of this definition

(procedure is a kind of ...) (computer science) written programs or procedures or rules and associated documentation pertaining to the operation of a computer system and that are stored in read/write memory

"the market for software is expected to expand"

(... is a kind of procedure ) a routine that provides a chronological record of the execution of a computer program

(... is a kind of procedure ) a routine that coordinates the operation of subroutines

(... is a kind of procedure ) a routine that can be loaded once and executed repeatedly

(... is a kind of procedure ) a routine that can call itself

(... is a kind of procedure ) a routine designed to yield a random number

(... is a kind of procedure ) a debugged routine that is maintained in a program library

(... is a kind of procedure ) an alternative to the normal procedure; triggered if an unusual but anticipated situation arises

(... is a kind of procedure ) a set of control statements that have been placed in a library and can be retrieved by name

(... is a kind of procedure ) a routine that can be used as needed

(... is part of procedure) (computer science) a sequence of instructions that a computer can interpret and execute

"the program required several hundred lines of code"

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