Procedure


Procedure

A procedure is a specified series of actions, acts or operations which have to be executed in the same manner in order to always obtain the same result under the same circumstances (for example, emergency procedures). Less precisely speaking, this word can indicate a sequence of activities, tasks, steps, decisions, calculations and processes, that when undertaken in the sequence laid down produces the described result, product or outcome. A procedure usually induces a change.

Procedure may also refer to:
*Instructions or recipes, a set of commands that show how to prepare or make something
*Subroutine or method (computer science), a portion of code within a larger program
*Algorithm, in mathematics and computing, a set of operations or calculations that accomplish some goal
*Surgical procedure, in medicine, treating diseases through an operation; see also List of surgical procedures
*Legal procedure, in law, the body of law and rules used in the administration of justice in the court system
**Civil procedure, criminal procedure, administrative procedure
*Parliamentary procedure, in deliberative assemblies, the rules of order and processes used to make decisions


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  • procedure — Procedure. s. f. Ordre judiciaire, forme de proceder en Justice. Il entend la procedure. la procedure n est pas bonne. il a fallu rectifier la procedure. procedure extraordinaire. procedure criminelle. Il se dit aussi, des Actes qui ont esté… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

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  • Procedure — Pro*ce dure, n. [F. proc[ e]dure. See {Proceed}.] 1. The act or manner of proceeding or moving forward; progress; process; operation; conduct. The true procedure of conscience. South. [1913 Webster] 2. A step taken; an act performed; a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • procedure — 1610s, fact or manner of proceeding, from Fr. procédure manner of proceeding (c.1200), from O.Fr. proceder (see PROCEED (Cf. proceed)). Meaning method of conducting business in Parliament is from 1839. First appearance of procedural is 1889 …   Etymology dictionary

  • procedure — ► NOUN 1) an established or official way of doing something. 2) a series of actions conducted in a certain manner. DERIVATIVES procedural adjective procedurally adverb. ORIGIN French procédure, from Latin procedere (see PROCEED(Cf. ↑ …   English terms dictionary

  • procedure — [prō sē′jər, prəsē′jər] n. [Fr procédure < MFr < proceder: see PROCEED] 1. the act, method, or manner of proceeding in some action; esp., the sequence of steps to be followed 2. a particular course of action or way of doing something 3. the …   English World dictionary

  • Procédure —     Définition de Procédure     La procédure est la succession des actes nécessaires, à l introduction, à la mise en état, aux débats et aux délibéré des juges et à l exercice des recours, jusqu à parvenir à l exécution des décisions qu ils ont… …   Lexique de Termes Juridiques

  • procedure — *process, proceeding Analogous words: ordering or order, arrangement (see corresponding verbs at ORDER): *method, system, manner, way: con ducting or conduct, management (see corresponding verbs at CONDUCT) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms


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