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

How to pronounce routine?

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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. Myles Caggins:

    Coalition and Syrian Democratic Forces, conducting a routine anti-ISIS security patrol near Tal Al-Zahab, Syria, encountered a checkpoint occupied by pro-Syrian regime forces. After receiving safe passage from the pro-regime forces, the patrol came under small arms fire from individuals in the vicinity of the checkpoint. Coalition troops returned fire in self-defense.

  2. Tina Fey:

    I’m on a plane, trying to write the thing … trying to provide some relief, you try your best, you try to have your eyes open, try to be so mindful, but it’s also a fast-moving train. I felt like a gymnast who did like a very solid routine and broke her ankle on the landing. Because it’s literally within the last 2-3 sentences of the piece that I chumped it. And I screwed up, and the implication was that I was telling people to give up and not be active and to not fight. That wasnotmy intention, obviously. … I didn’t want anybody to get hurt. … If I had a time machine, I could go back…I would end the piece by saying… ‘Fight them in every way except the way that they want.’ But I didn’t write that in time! I wrote that two days later as I was pacing in my house. It’s painful. I wanted to help, but I chumped it. But the culture of apology is not for me.

  3. Pro Bowler:

    Even as you get to game day, it’s a long, long day, not only waiting around in the hotel for most of the day, but when you get to your field, it’s not like your normal pregame routine. It’s extended by, like, an extra 45 minutes before the game, and then you have the extended halftime.

  4. Your Newborn:

    Keep these guidelines in mind when planning Jennifer Shu child's daily routine. Make sleep and physical activity a priority, by working on those aspects first, screen time and sedentary behaviors should naturally stay fairly low.

  5. Chen Jie:

    Entering May, the weather has been fine, residential power use has stayed weak and power plants are undergoing routine maintenance, and also we have the heavy rainfall in the south that has boosted hydropower.

Images & Illustrations of routine

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