police procedural
noun (plural police procedurals) Date: 1967 a mystery story written from the point of view of the police investigating the crime

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  • Police procedural — The police procedural is a piece of detective fiction which attempts to convincingly depict the activities of a police force as they investigate crimes. While traditional detective novels usually concentrate on a single crime, police procedurals… …   Wikipedia

  • police procedural — police′ proce dural n. cvb lit. sbz a mystery novel, film, or television drama that deals realistically with police work Also called procedural • Etymology: 1965–70 …   From formal English to slang

  • police procedural — a mystery novel, film, or television drama that deals realistically with police work. Also called procedural. [1965 70] * * * …   Universalium

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  • Procedural — Procedural, as an adjective, refers to the concept of procedure. It may also refer to: *Procedural programming, a computer programming concept *Procedural generation, a term often used in connection with computer graphics applications to indicate …   Wikipedia

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  • procedural — I. adjective Date: 1889 of or relating to procedure; especially of or relating to the procedure used by courts or other bodies administering substantive law • procedurally adverb II. noun Date: 1972 a realist crime novel with a specific focus < a …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • procedural — procedurally, adv. /preuh see jeuhr euhl/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to a procedure or procedures, esp. of a court of law, legislative body, or law enforcement agency. n. 2. See police procedural. [1885 90; PROCEDURE + AL1] * * * …   Universalium

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