Definitions for Routineruˈtin

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. a customary or regular course of procedure:

    office routine.

  2. habitual, unvarying, unimaginative, or rote procedure.

  3. a set of instructions directing a computer to perform a specific task.

    Category: Computers

  4. a rehearsed act, performance, or part of a performance:

    a comic routine; a dance routine.

  5. an unvarying and often repeated piece of behavior or formula of speech:

    He'd give me that brotherly love routine.

  6. (adj.)of the nature of, proceeding by, or adhering to routine.

  7. dull or uninteresting; commonplace.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

Origin of routine:

1670–80; < F, der. of routeroute


Princeton's WordNet

  1. routine, modus operandi(noun)

    an unvarying or habitual method or procedure

  2. 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"

  3. routine, subroutine, subprogram, procedure, function(adj)

    a set sequence of steps, part of larger computer program

  4. 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

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. routine(noun)ˈtin

    the usual set of activities that sb does

    the family's daily routine of school and work; Routine is very important for young children.

  2. routineˈtin

    a series of actions or jokes that make up a performance

    a comedian's/juggler's routine

  3. routine(adjective)ˈtin

    usual and not special

    a routine check of the equipment; The experiments were fairly routine.; The computers are routinely scanned for viruses.


  1. routine(Noun)

    A course of action to be followed regularly; a standard procedure

  2. routine(Noun)

    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.

  3. routine(Noun)

    A set piece of an entertainer's act

  4. routine(Noun)

    A set of instructions designed to perform a specific task; a subroutine

  5. routine(Adjective)

    According to established procedure.

  6. routine(Adjective)

    Regular; habitual.

  7. routine(Adjective)

    Ordinary with nothing to distinguish it from all the others.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Routine(noun)

    a round of business, amusement, or pleasure, daily or frequently pursued; especially, a course of business or offical duties regularly or frequently returning

  2. Routine(noun)

    any regular course of action or procedure rigidly adhered to by the mere force of habit

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Routine' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3356

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Routine' in Nouns Frequency: #1243

Anagrams of Routine

  1. in utero

Translations for Routine

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


regular; ordinary

routine work.

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