WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2017
pro•ceed•ings /prəˈsidɪŋz/USA pronunciation   n. [plural]
  1. a series of activities or events.
  2. a record of the business discussed at a meeting.
  3. Lawlegal action, esp. as carried on in a court of law.
See -cede-.
WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
pro•ceed•ing  (prə sēding),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. a particular action or course or manner of action.
  2. proceedings, a series of activities or events;
    happenings.
  3. the act of a person or thing that proceeds:Our proceeding down the mountain was hindered by mud slides.
  4. proceedings, a record of the doings or transactions of a fraternal, academic, etc., society.
  5. Lawproceedings: 
    • the instituting or carrying on of an action at law.
    • a legal step or measure:to institute proceedings against a person.
  • 1375–1425; late Middle English; see proceed, -ing1
    • 1, 2.See corresponding entry in Unabridged
    • 4.See corresponding entry in Unabridged See  process. 

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