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noun [countable] procedure pronunciation in American English /prəˈsidʒər/
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  1. 1
    a way of doing something, especially the correct or usual way
    Companies use a variety of testing procedures to select appropriate candidates.
    procedure for: The procedure for doing this is explained fully in Appendix 3.
    follow a procedure: Those ticket holders who followed the correct procedure will receive a full refund.
    standard/proper procedure: The way we were treated is, apparently, standard procedure in the department.
  2. 2
    a medical operation that is done in a particular way
    It’s a difficult procedure that can take 7 or 8 hours.


a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'

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