- DF: process
n. ~ IP2 · In general, the body of written and unwritten rules governing the conduct of a transaction, or the formal steps undertaken in carrying out a transaction.
A procedure is a sequence of steps that are regulated. A process is a sequence of steps that are not regulated.
- Black's 9th 2009 (†382 s.v. procedure): 1. A specific method or course of action 2. The judicial rule or manner for carrying on a civil lawsuit or criminal prosecution.
- ISACA Glossary (†743 s.v. procedure): A document containing containing a detailed description of the steps necessary to perform perform specific operations in conformance with applicable standards. Procedures are defined as part of processes. (†1794)