routine, modus operandi(noun)
an unvarying or habitual method or procedure
act, routine, number, turn, bit(noun)
a short theatrical performance that is part of a longer program
"he did his act three times every evening"; "she had a catchy little routine"; "it was one of the best numbers he ever did"
routine, subroutine, subprogram, procedure, function(adj)
a set sequence of steps, part of larger computer program
everyday, mundane, quotidian, routine, unremarkable, workaday(adj)
found in the ordinary course of events
"a placid everyday scene"; "it was a routine day"; "there's nothing quite like a real...train conductor to add color to a quotidian commute"- Anita Diamant
A course of action to be followed regularly; a standard procedure
A set of normal procedures, often performed mechanically
Connie was completely robotic and emotionless by age 12; her entire life had become one big routine.
A set piece of an entertainer's act
A set of instructions designed to perform a specific task; a subroutine
According to established procedure.
Ordinary with nothing to distinguish it from all the others.
a round of business, amusement, or pleasure, daily or frequently pursued; especially, a course of business or offical duties regularly or frequently returning
any regular course of action or procedure rigidly adhered to by the mere force of habit
Origin: [F., fr. route a path, way, road. See Route, Roterepetition.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
rōō-tēn′, n. course of duties: regular course of action: an unvarying round.—adj. keeping an unvarying round.—adj. Routi′nary, customary, ordinary.—ns. Routineer′; Routi′nism; Routi′nist. [Fr.]
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Routine' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3356
Rank popularity for the word 'Routine' in Nouns Frequency: #1243
The numerical value of Routine in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of Routine in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Routine is not organization, any more than paralysis is order.
He has a positive outlook on life and is more routine oriented, going out to bars and clubs is no longer part of the daily routine.
Somehow this has become routine. The reporting is routine. My response here at this podium ends up routine... We have become numb to this.
Earlier people used to switch on TV's after getting bored with their routine work. Now they switch on to routine work after getting bored with TV.
The reporting is routine. My response here at this podium ends up being routine, the conversation in the aftermath of it. We've become numb to this.
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Translations for Routine
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- rutinariCatalan, Valencian
- rutinní, všední, běžná praxe, běžný, rutinaCzech
- Routine, routinemäßigGerman
- de rutinaSpanish
- روزمره, روال, روتینPersian
- rutiininomainen, rutiiniFinnish
- routine, numéro, de routineFrench
- di routineItalian
- ルーチン, 規則的Japanese
- de rotinaPortuguese
- рутина, заведённый, рутинный, программа, порядок, операция, распорядокRussian
- rutinmässig, rutinSwedish
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