procedure - definition and synonyms

noun [countable] 

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  1. 1
    a way of doing something, especially the correct or usual way
    procedure for:

    The procedure for doing this is explained fully in Appendix 3.

    follow a procedure:

    Those ticket holders who followed the proper procedure will receive a full refund.

    standard/proper procedure:

    Apparently the way we were treated is 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.