Pronunciation: (pru-sē'ding), [key]
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. proceedings, Law.
a. the instituting or carrying on of an action at law.
b. a legal step or measure: to institute proceedings against a person.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.