procedure noun

ADJ. complex, complicated | simple, straightforward | correct, normal, proper, standard, usual There are standard procedures for dismissing staff. | agreed, established | special | administrative, appeals, application, assessment, complaints, court, criminal, disciplinary, emergency, parliamentary, safety, scientific, selection, surgical a minor surgical procedure

PROCEDURE + NOUN adopt, follow, use Did you follow the emergency procedure when you heard the alarm? | establish A straightforward complaints procedure must be established from the outset.

PREP. under a/the ~ under a procedure established by legislation | ~ for the correct procedure for hiring staff