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

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

  2. Routinenoun

    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  

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  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. Alan Peterson:

    It has been suggested that no one comes home unchanged after a deployment to a war zone, however, most will naturally recover over time, especially with support of friends and family who are willing to talk with them about their experiences and encourage them to gradually get back into the normal routine of life.

  2. Blanca Vazquez:

    They can also be a huge component of structure; helping the dog with their routine, walking the dog, feeding the dog, responsibility, the motivation, for some families, the dog can also be the companion when their sleeping, so they [parents] no longer have to be in the same room because they will now depend on the dog to alert them to a seizure.

  3. 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.

  4. President Barack Obama:

    Somehow this has become routine, we've become numb to this.

  5. The FDA:

    The guidance also provides recommendations to test developers, such as considering the potential for future viral genetic mutations when designing their test, and conducting their own routine monitoring to evaluate the potential impact of new and emerging viral genetic mutations, which may be the basis of viral variants, on the performance for molecular, antigen and serology SARS-CoV-2 tests.

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