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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Procedure  \Pro*ce"dure\,  n.  [F.  proc['e]dure.  See  {Proceed}.] 
  1.  The  act  or  manner  of  proceeding  or  moving  forward; 
  progress;  process;  operation;  conduct.  ``The  true 
  procedure  of  conscience.''  --South. 
 
  2.  A  step  taken  an  act  performed;  a  proceeding;  the  steps 
  taken  in  an  action  or  other  legal  proceeding.  ``Gracious 
  procedures.''  --I.  Taylor. 
 
  3.  That  which  results;  issue;  product.  [Obs.]  --Bacon. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  procedure 
  n  1:  a  particular  course  of  action  intended  to  achieve  a  results; 
  "the  procedure  of  obtaining  a  driver's  license";  "it  was 
  a  process  of  trial  and  error"  [syn:  {process}] 
  2:  a  process  or  series  of  acts  especially  of  a  practical  or 
  mechanical  nature  involved  in  a  particular  form  of  work: 
  "the  operations  in  building  a  house";  "certain  machine 
  tool  operations"  [syn:  {operation}] 
  3:  a  set  sequence  of  steps,  part  of  larger  computer  program 
  [syn:  {routine},  {subroutine},  {subprogram},  {function}] 
  4:  a  mode  of  conducting  legal  and  parliamentary  proceedings 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  procedure 
 
  {subroutine} 
 
 




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