|procedure /prəˈsi:ʤɚ/ noun|
1 : a series of actions that are done in a certain way or order : an established or accepted way of doing something [count] • Installing a car battery is a simple procedure. • What is the procedure for applying for a loan? • New employees are taught the proper safetyprocedures. [noncount] • We must follow proper court/legal/parliamentary procedure. • An identity check is standard police procedure.
2 [count] : a medical treatment or operation • the procedure for treating a burn • surgical procedures • The procedure will take two hours.
— procedural /prəˈsi:ʤərəl/ adjective, always used before a noun, formal • procedural steps • Congress will vote on a proceduralmatter/bill.