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proceeding

[pruh-see-ding]
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noun
  1. a particular action or course or manner of action.
  2. proceedings, a series of activities or events; happenings.
  3. the act of a person or thing that proceeds: Our proceeding down the mountain was hindered by mud slides.
  4. proceedings, a record of the doings or transactions of a fraternal, academic, etc., society.
  5. proceedings, Law.
    1. the instituting or carrying on of an action at law.
    2. a legal step or measure: to institute proceedings against a person.
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Origin of proceeding

late Middle English word dating back to 1375–1425; see origin at proceed, -ing1

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1, 2, 4. See process.

proceed

[verb pruh-seed; noun proh-seed]
verb (used without object)
  1. to move or go forward or onward, especially after stopping.
  2. to carry on or continue any action or process.
  3. to go on to do something.
  4. to continue one's discourse.
  5. Law.
    1. to begin and carry on a legal action.
    2. to take legal action (usually followed by against).
  6. to be carried on, as an action or process.
  7. to go or come forth; issue (often followed by from).
  8. to arise, originate, or result (usually followed by from).
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noun
  1. proceeds,
    1. something that results or accrues.
    2. the total amount derived from a sale or other transaction: The proceeds from the deal were divided equally among us.
    3. the profits or returns from a sale, investment, etc.
  2. Archaic. proceeds.
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Origin of proceed

1350–1400; Middle English procede < Latin prōcēdere. See pro-1, cede
Related formspro·ceed·er, nounre·pro·ceed, verb (used without object)
Can be confusedprecede proceed

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1. progress, continue, pass on. 7. emanate. 8. spring, ensue.

Synonym study

1. See advance.

Antonyms

1. recede.
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proceeding

noun
  1. an act or course of action
    1. the institution of a legal action
    2. any step taken in a legal action
  2. (plural) the minutes of the meetings of a club, society, etc
  3. (plural) legal action; litigation
  4. (plural) the events of an occasion, meeting, etc
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proceed

verb (intr)
  1. (often foll by to) to advance or carry on, esp after stopping
  2. (often foll by with) to undertake and continue (something or to do something)he proceeded with his reading
  3. (often foll by against) to institute or carry on a legal action
  4. to emerge or originate; ariseevil proceeds from the heart
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See also proceeds
Derived Formsproceeder, noun

Word Origin

C14: from Latin prōcēdere to advance, from pro- 1 + cēdere to go
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Word Origin and History for proceeding

n.

1510s, "action of going forward," verbal noun from proceed (v.). From 1550s as "what is done, conduct." Proceedings "records of the doings of a society" is attested by 1824.

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proceed

v.

late 14c., "to go on," also "to emanate from, result from," from Old French proceder (13c., Modern French procéder) and directly from Latin procedere (past participle processus) "go before, go forward, advance, make progress; come forward," from pro- "forward" (see pro-) + cedere "to go" (see cede). Related: Proceeded; proceeding.

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