1.a process or series of acts especially of a practical or mechanical nature involved in a particular form of work
e.g. the operations in building a house
certain machine tool operations
2.a mode of conducting legal and parliamentary proceedings
3.a particular course of action intended to achieve a result
e.g. theprocedure of obtaining a driver's license
it was a process of trial and error
4.a set sequence of steps, part of larger computer program
Aprocedure is a way of doing something, especially the usual or correct way.
e.g. A biopsy is usually a minor surgicalprocedure...
e.g. Police insist that Michael did not follow the correctprocedure in applying for a visa...
The collective dispute procedure had been agreed nationally.出自：Times
The procedure was to go to your usual physician.出自：B. Chatwin