Procedure etymology


English word procedure comes from Latin cedere, Latin pro, French -ure (Used to form nouns describing the result of an action.), Latin pro-, Old French (842-ca. 1400) procedure (Procedure (particular method for performing a task).)

Etymology of procedure

Detailed word origin of procedure

Dictionary entry Language Definition
cedere Latin (lat)
pro Latin (lat) About. According to. As befitting. As, like. Before. For. In front, instead of. On behalf of.
-ure French (fr) Used to form nouns describing the result of an action.
pro- Latin (lat) (prefixed to verbs of utterance) in place of, on behalf of. (temporally) prior, fore-. Action directed forward or in front. Advantage. Bringing into being, forth, or into the open. Downward and forward movement. Forward direction, forward movement. Prominence.
procedure Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro) Procedure (particular method for performing a task).
procedo Latin (lat) I proceed, advance, appear.
procédure French (fr) Procedure.
procedure English (en) (computing) A subroutine or function coded to perform a specific task.. (medicine) A surgical operation.. (obsolete) That which results; issue; product.. (uncountable) The set of established forms or methods of an organized body for accomplishing a certain task or tasks.. A particular method for performing a task.. A series of small tasks or steps taken to accomplish an end.. The steps taken [...]

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