Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun procedure

4 senses of procedure

Sense 1
procedure, process -- (a particular course of action intended to achieve a result; "the procedure of obtaining a driver's license"; "it was a process of trial and error")
       => activity -- (any specific behavior; "they avoided all recreational activity")

Sense 2
operation, procedure -- (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")
       => work -- (activity directed toward making or doing something; "she checked several points needing further work")

Sense 3
routine, subroutine, subprogram, procedure, function -- (a set sequence of steps, part of larger computer program)
       => software, software program, computer software, software system, software package, package -- ((computer science) written programs or procedures or rules and associated documentation pertaining to the operation of a computer system and that are stored in read/write memory; "the market for software is expected to expand")

Sense 4
procedure -- (a mode of conducting legal and parliamentary proceedings)
       => proceeding, legal proceeding, proceedings -- ((law) the institution of a sequence of steps by which legal judgments are invoked)

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