What does routine mean?

Definitions for routine
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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

Wiktionary

  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

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

  2. Routine(noun)

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

    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  

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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How to say routine in sign language?

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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. 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.

  2. J. Paul Getty:

    Without the element of uncertainty, the bringing off of even, the greatest business triumph would be dull, routine, and eminently unsatisfying.

  3. Ian Storey:

    As these facilities become operational, Chinese warnings to both military and civilian aircraft will become routine, these events are a precursor to an ADIZ, or an undeclared but de facto ADIZ, and one has to expect tensions to rise.

  4. State Department:

    As resources allow, embassies and consulates will continue to provide urgent and emergency visa services, our overseas missions will resume routine visa services as soon as possible but are unable to provide a specific date at this time.

  5. Stephanie Grisham:

    Anticipating a very busy 2020, The President is taking advantage of a free weekend here in Washington, D.C., to begin portions of The President routine annual physical exam at Walter Reed.

Images & Illustrations of routine

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