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Step vs. Procedure

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Stepnoun

An advance or movement made from one foot to the other; a pace.

Procedurenoun

A particular method for performing a task.

Stepnoun

A rest, or one of a set of rests, for the foot in ascending or descending, as a stair, or a rung of a ladder.

Procedurenoun

A series of small tasks or steps taken to accomplish an end.

Stepnoun

A distinct part of a process; stage; phase.

‘He improved step by step, or by steps.’; ‘The first step is to find a job.’;

Procedurenoun

(uncountable) The set of established forms or methods of an organized body for accomplishing a certain task or tasks.

‘Ensure that you follow procedure when accessing customers' personal information.’;

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Stepnoun

A running board where passengers step to get on and off the bus.

‘The driver must have a clear view of the step in order to prevent accidents.’;

Procedurenoun

The steps taken in an action or other legal proceeding.

Stepnoun

The space passed over by one movement of the foot in walking or running.

‘One step is generally about three feet, but may be more or less.’;

Procedurenoun

(obsolete) That which results; issue; product.

Stepnoun

A small space or distance.

‘It is but a step.’;

Procedurenoun

(computing) A subroutine or function coded to perform a specific task.

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Stepnoun

A print of the foot; a footstep; a footprint; track.

Procedurenoun

(medicine) A surgical operation.

Stepnoun

A gait; manner of walking.

‘The approach of a man is often known by his step.’;

Procedurenoun

The act or manner of proceeding or moving forward; progress; process; operation; conduct.

Stepnoun

Proceeding; measure; action; act.

Procedurenoun

A step taken; an act performed; a proceeding; the steps taken in an action or other legal proceeding.

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Stepnoun

(plural) A walk; passage.

Procedurenoun

That which results; issue; product.

Stepnoun

(plural) A portable framework of stairs, much used indoors in reaching to a high position.

Procedurenoun

a particular course of action intended to achieve a result;

‘the procedure of obtaining a driver's license’; ‘it was a process of trial and error’;

Stepnoun

(nautical) A framing in wood or iron which is intended to receive an upright shaft; specif., a block of wood, or a solid platform upon the keelson, supporting the heel of the mast.

Procedurenoun

a process or series of acts especially of a practical or mechanical nature involved in a particular form of work;

‘the operations in building a house’; ‘certain machine tool operations’;

Stepnoun

(machines) One of a series of offsets, or parts, resembling the steps of stairs, as one of the series of parts of a cone pulley on which the belt runs.

Procedurenoun

a set sequence of steps, part of larger computer program

Stepnoun

(machines) A bearing in which the lower extremity of a spindle or a vertical shaft revolves.

Procedurenoun

a mode of conducting legal and parliamentary proceedings

Stepnoun

(music) The interval between two contiguous degrees of the scale.

‘Usage note: The word tone is often used as the name of this interval; but there is evident incongruity in using tone for indicating the interval between tones. As the word scale is derived from the Italian scala, a ladder, the intervals may well be called steps.’;

Procedurenoun

an established or official way of doing something

‘the police are now reviewing procedures’; ‘parliamentary procedure’;

Stepnoun

(kinematics) A change of position effected by a motion of translation.

Procedurenoun

a series of actions conducted in a certain order or manner

‘the standard procedure for informing new employees about conditions of work’;

Stepnoun

(programming) A constant difference between consecutive values in a series.

‘Printing from 0 to 9 with a step of 3 will display 0, 3, 6 and 9.’;

Procedurenoun

a surgical operation

‘the procedure is carried out under general anaesthetic’;

Stepnoun

(slang) A stepsibling.

Procedurenoun

another term for subroutine

Stepverb

(intransitive) To move the foot in walking; to advance or recede by raising and moving one of the feet to another resting place, or by moving both feet in succession.

Stepverb

(intransitive) To walk; to go on foot; especially, to walk a little distance.

‘to step to one of the neighbors’;

Stepverb

(intransitive) To walk slowly, gravely, or resolutely.

Stepverb

To move mentally; to go in imagination.

Stepverb

(transitive) To set, as the foot.

Stepverb

To fix the foot of (a mast) in its step; to erect.

Stepverb

To move the foot in walking; to advance or recede by raising and moving one of the feet to another resting place, or by moving both feet in succession.

Stepverb

To walk; to go on foot; esp., to walk a little distance; as, to step to one of the neighbors.

Stepverb

To walk slowly, gravely, or resolutely.

‘Home the swain retreats,His flock before him stepping to the fold.’;

Stepverb

Fig.: To move mentally; to go in imagination.

‘They are stepping almost three thousand years back into the remotest antiquity.’; ‘Whosoever then first, after the troubling of the water, stepped in, was made whole of whatsoever disease he had.’;

Stepverb

To set, as the foot.

Stepverb

To fix the foot of (a mast) in its step; to erect.

Stepnoun

An advance or movement made by one removal of the foot; a pace.

Stepnoun

A rest, or one of a set of rests, for the foot in ascending or descending, as a stair, or a round of a ladder.

‘The breadth of every single step or stair should be never less than one foot.’;

Stepnoun

The space passed over by one movement of the foot in walking or running; as, one step is generally about three feet, but may be more or less. Used also figuratively of any kind of progress; as, he improved step by step, or by steps.

‘To derive two or three general principles of motion from phenomena, and afterwards to tell us how the properties and actions of all corporeal things follow from those manifest principles, would be a very great step in philosophy.’;

Stepnoun

A small space or distance; as, it is but a step.

Stepnoun

A print of the foot; a footstep; a footprint; track.

Stepnoun

Gait; manner of walking; as, the approach of a man is often known by his step.

Stepnoun

Proceeding; measure; action; an act.

‘The reputation of a man depends on the first steps he makes in the world.’; ‘Beware of desperate steps. The darkest day,Live till to-morrow, will have passed away.’; ‘I have lately taken steps . . . to relieve the old gentleman's distresses.’;

Stepnoun

Walk; passage.

‘Conduct my steps to find the fatal tree.’;

Stepnoun

A portable framework of stairs, much used indoors in reaching to a high position.

Stepnoun

In general, a framing in wood or iron which is intended to receive an upright shaft; specif., a block of wood, or a solid platform upon the keelson, supporting the heel of the mast.

Stepnoun

One of a series of offsets, or parts, resembling the steps of stairs, as one of the series of parts of a cone pulley on which the belt runs.

Stepnoun

The intervak between two contiguous degrees of the csale.

Stepnoun

A change of position effected by a motion of translation.

Stepnoun

At Eton College, England, a shallow step dividing the court into an inner and an outer portion.

Stepnoun

any maneuver made as part of progress toward a goal;

‘the situation called for strong measures’; ‘the police took steps to reduce crime’;

Stepnoun

the distance covered by a step;

‘he stepped off ten paces from the old tree and began to dig’;

Stepnoun

the act of changing location by raising the foot and setting it down;

‘he walked with unsteady steps’;

Stepnoun

support consisting of a place to rest the foot while ascending or descending a stairway;

‘he paused on the bottom step’;

Stepnoun

relative position in a graded series;

‘always a step behind’; ‘subtle gradations in color’; ‘keep in step with the fashions’;

Stepnoun

a short distance;

‘it's only a step to the drugstore’;

Stepnoun

the sound of a step of someone walking;

‘he heard footsteps on the porch’;

Stepnoun

a musical interval of two semitones

Stepnoun

a mark of a foot or shoe on a surface;

‘the police made casts of the footprints in the soft earth outside the window’;

Stepnoun

a solid block joined to the beams in which the heel of a ship's mast or capstan is fixed

Stepnoun

a sequence of foot movements that make up a particular dance;

‘he taught them the waltz step’;

Stepverb

shift or move by taking a step;

‘step back’;

Stepverb

put down or press the foot, place the foot;

‘For fools rush in where angels fear to tread’; ‘step on the brake’;

Stepverb

cause (a computer) to execute a single command

Stepverb

treat badly;

‘This boss abuses his workers’; ‘She is always stepping on others to get ahead’;

Stepverb

furnish with steps;

‘The architect wants to step the terrace’;

Stepverb

move with one's feet in a specific manner;

‘step lively’;

Stepverb

walk a short distance to a specified place or in a specified manner;

‘step over to the blackboard’;

Stepverb

place (a ship's mast) in its step

Stepverb

measure (distances) by pacing;

‘step off ten yards’;

Stepverb

move or proceed as if by steps into a new situation;

‘She stepped into a life of luxury’; ‘he won't step into his father's footsteps’;

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