- the sequence of actions or instructions to be followed in solving a problem or accomplishing a task.
- Also called subprogram. a group of statements that may be used at one or more points in a computer program.
Examples from the Web for procedure
Anti-abortion organizations tend to tend to propagate the idea that the procedure is dangerous and unproven.Abortion Complications Are Rare, No Matter What the Right Says|Samantha Allen|December 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
There is a procedure called “compassionate release” allowing terminally ill men to die at home.
Justice Ginsburg underwent this procedure successfully and is progressing with her recovery.
The benefit from a procedure largely depends on why it was performed.
She also advises finding a doctor and a bedside nurse who are comfortable with the procedure.The Nurse Coaching People Through Death by Starvation|Nick Tabor|November 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
You ought to avoid entirely such a procedure in this last class of cases; for it is an abuse of the genuine purpose of Dialectic.Aristotle|George Grote
But this procedure is not available against working men, and the result is that they have to pay their way as they go along.The Law and the Poor|Edward Abbott Parry
All civil cases are conducted in public, and the method of procedure is simplicity itself.The Land of the Black Mountain|Reginald Wyon
And yet the hope of better fortune never deserts those who are accustomed to the dogmatical mode of procedure.The Critique of Pure Reason|Immanuel Kant
In the same East, men take off their sandals in devotion; we exactly reverse the procedure, and uncover the head.Sermons Preached at Brighton|Frederick W. Robertson
British Dictionary definitions for procedure
Word Origin and History for procedure
1610s, "fact or manner of proceeding," from French procédure "manner of proceeding" (c.1200), from Old French proceder "to proceed" (see proceed). Meaning "method of conducting business in Parliament" is from 1839.