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[pruh-see-jer-uh l] /prəˈsi dʒər əl/
of or relating to a procedure or procedures, especially of a court of law, legislative body, or law enforcement agency.
Origin of procedural
1885-90; procedure + -al1
Related forms
procedurally, adverb
nonprocedural, adjective Unabridged
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Examples from the web for procedural
  • The final regulation contains several procedural concessions to the biofuels industry.
  • The article referred to critical procedural errors that, fortunately, were judged to have no impact of safe operations.
  • To a certain extent, musical memory is procedural rather than declarative.
  • The show is really a fantasy in police procedural clothing, and that is implicitly understood by the viewers.
  • He was found guilty of procedural and ethical things that had no bearing on the actual research results.
  • Part of the movie is a complex and suspenseful police procedural, culminating in a set of unnerving interrogations.
  • But, two weeks ago, the bill was stymied on a procedural vote.
  • Breyer says he was not convinced by the procedural gripe.
  • So, now that all of the preliminary procedural things have been completed the trial can begin.
  • Distributive versus procedural theories of fairness.
Word Origin and History for procedural

1876, from procedure + -al (1). Related: Procedurally.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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procedural in Technology
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010
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