meaning of procedure

1. The act or manner of proceeding or moving forward; progress; process; operation; conduct.
A step taken; an act performed; a proceeding; the steps taken in an action or other legal proceeding.
That which results; issue; product.
procedure subroutine process 1. system, software> The sequence of states of an executing program. A process consists of the program code which may be shared with other processes which are executing the same program, private data, and the state of the processor, particularly the values in its registers. It may have other associated resources such as a process identifier, open files, CPU time limits, shared memory, child processes, and signal handlers. One process may, on some platforms, consist of many threads. A multitasking operating system can run multiple processes concurrently or in parallel, and allows a process to spawn "child" processes.
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"

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