standing operating procedure

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standing operating procedure

[′stand·iŋ ′äp·ə‚rād·iŋ prə‚sē·jər]
(aerospace engineering)
A set of instructions covering those features of operations which lend themselves to a definite or standardized procedure without loss of effectiveness; the procedure is applicable unless prescribed otherwise in a particular case; thus, the flexibility necessary in special situations is retained.
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