HyperDic: standard_operating_procedure

English > 1 sense of the expression standard operating procedure:
NOUNactstandard operating procedure, standing operating procedure, SOP, standard procedurea prescribed procedure to be followed routinely
English > standard operating procedure: 1 sense > noun 1, act
MeaningA prescribed procedure to be followed routinely.
Example"rote memorization has been the educator's standard operating procedure for centuries"
Synonymsstanding operating procedure, SOP, standard procedure
NarrowerlockstepA standard procedure that is followed mindlessly
Broaderoperating procedureA procedure for operating something or for dealing with a given situation

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