What does routine mean?

Definitions for routine
ruˈtinrou·tine

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. routine, modus operandinoun

    an unvarying or habitual method or procedure

  2. act, routine, number, turn, bitnoun

    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, functionadjective

    a set sequence of steps, part of larger computer program

  4. everyday, mundane, quotidian, routine, unremarkable, workadayadjective

    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

Wiktionary

  1. routinenoun

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

  2. routinenoun

    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. routinenoun

    A set piece of an entertainer's act

  4. routinenoun

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

  5. routineadjective

    According to established procedure.

  6. routineadjective

    Regular; habitual.

  7. routineadjective

    Ordinary with nothing to distinguish it from all the others.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Routinenoun

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

  2. Routinenoun

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

  3. Etymology: [F., fr. route a path, way, road. See Route, Roterepetition.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Routine

    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.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. routine

    Unchanging adherence to official system, which, if carried too far in matters of service, often bars celerity, spirit, and consequently success.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. routine

    This word has been adopted by us in the same sense that it is familiarly used by the French. It signifies capacity, or the faculty of arranging; a certain method in business, civil or military, which is as much acquired by habit and practice as by regular study and rule. We say familiarly the routine of business.

Editors Contribution

  1. routine

    A regular action or process.

    Their daily routine was easy and simple - gym, work and evenings together, they loved to prepare for their wedding together in the evenings.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 7, 2020  

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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

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of routine in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of routine in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of routine in a Sentence

  1. Tricia Ferrara:

    Keeping to routine is the best way to reassure children about the safety of their immediate world.

  2. South Africa Eskom:

    This routine maintenance will reduce South Africa's imports from Cahora Bassa by 650 MW for the whole week.

  3. Pat Davis:

    The whole thing has been a nightmare. I just want my daughter to come home. And to come home alive, she would come home after work, eat supper at my house, and pick up her dog. She'd walk her dog and that was her routine every day.

  4. Richard Clarke:

    We did find that certain aspects of our culture have, at times, set conditions favorable for inappropriate behavior, nearly twenty years of continuous conflict have imbalanced that culture to favor force employment and mission accomplishment over the routine activities that ensure leadership, accountability, and discipline.

  5. Northern Irishman McDowell:

    I got my tee out and picked the ball up to clean it, i got my yardage and I go through my normal routine and without even thinking. Michael Kim, Michael Kim, was looking at me funny and I ’m like, ‘ what’s Michael Kim looking at ? ’ and then Michael Kim says to me ‘ what are you doing ? ’ .

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