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sub- +‎ procedure


subprocedure (plural subprocedures)

  1. A procedure forming part of a larger procedure.
    • 1973, The Oregon State Bar Bulletin (volume 34, page 7)
      It would consist of a schedule of the common types of legal services (divided into subtypes or subprocedures) with a unit rather than dollar amount specified for each. Each unit might be the rough equivalent of one hour of an attorney's time []
  2. (computer science) A procedure that can be called by higher-level procedures as part of their operation.
    Synonym: subroutine