- 1An established or official way of doing something: the police are now reviewing procedures rules of procedureMore example sentences
- Failure to observe established safety procedures was the reason Noev gave for the incident on Sunday.
- Top Government officials said all procedures for adopting the budget had been followed properly.
- The official procedures, it seems, often work against our better interests.
- 1.1A series of actions conducted in a certain order or manner: the standard procedure for informing new employees about conditions of workMore example sentences
- The idea is to standardize procedures in order to avoid confusion and eliminate the many gray areas encountered in the past.
- And so, we do communicate with the vessel and we follow a set series of procedures.
- People who do well in the test are often also those who do well in exams - they're good at following a simple series of procedures.
- 1.2A surgical operation: the procedure is carried out under general anesthesiaMore example sentences
- Tracheostomy is one of the most frequent surgical procedures carried out in critically ill patients.
- More complex surgical procedures should be carried out in hospital with full cardiac monitoring.
- It is a surgical procedure requiring general anesthesia and the use of an operating room.
- 1.3 Computing another term for subroutine.More example sentences
- In addition, input and output values of protected software procedures are monitored.
- The choice is between manual procedures or a simple software solution.
- It is evident that e-mail viruses have had the most profound effect on data backup procedures.
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- Reasons are what give an election meaning, not procedural routines and blind outcome.
- The time limit cannot be so unreasonably short that it ceases to be a procedural regulation.
- The department is not the integrated organization depicted in the procedural.
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- It still would have been open to the judge to use his discretion, even if procedurally things had gone along correctly.
- In practice, these strictures are often ignored - public meetings occur daily that have not been procedurally sanctioned - but they still remain official policy.
- Many regimes in today's world pay lip service to democracy while in reality adopting political processes that violate the principles of democracy, whether procedurally or substantively.
late 16th century: from French procédure, from procéder (see proceed).