standard operating procedure


a set of fixed instructions or steps for carrying out usually routine operations. Abbreviation: SOP

Nearby words

  1. standard lining,
  2. standard model,
  3. standard money,
  4. standard normal distribution,
  5. standard of living,
  6. standard schnauzer,
  7. standard score,
  8. standard scratch score,
  9. standard solution,
  10. standard temperature

Origin of standard operating procedure

First recorded in 1950–55

Also called standing operating procedure. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019