Definition of proceeding noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//prəˈsiːdɪŋ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//prəˈsiːdɪŋ//
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  1. 1[countable, usually plural] proceeding (against somebody) (for something) the process of using a court to settle a disagreement or to deal with a complaint bankruptcy/divorce/extradition, etc. proceedings to bring legal proceedings against somebody There was enough evidence to bring criminal proceedings against her.
  2. 2proceedings [plural] an event or a series of actions The Mayor will open the proceedings at the City Hall tomorrow. We watched the proceedings from the balcony.
  3. 3proceedings [plural] the official written report of a meeting, etc. His paper is published in the new issue of the proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
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