procedural - definition and synonyms

noun [countable] 

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/prəˈsiːdʒ(ə)rəl/
singularprocedural
pluralprocedurals
  1. a film, TV show, book etc that focuses on the ways in which a process happens, in particular how police investigate and solve a crime

    a police procedural by Ed McBain

    "House" is an example of a non-crime-related procedural.