Also a basic structuring unit in programming languages, sometimes called a function or subroutine; see "parameter" for the whole story.

Pro*ce"dure (?), n. [F. proc'edure. 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.

 

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