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. Louis Pasteur:

    Without theory, practice is but routine born of habit. Theory alone can bring forth and develop the spirit of inventions.

  2. Chris Marinak:

    He's known for his routine, but he's made a quick adjustment.

  3. Jim Barger:

    CIDs are unfortunately common — but in the same way that health care fraud is unfortunately common. They signal that DOJ is aware of credible allegations of fraud, companies and investors should take CIDs very seriously and proceed with caution. They are not to be shrugged off as some routine inquiry.

  4. Alfred Sommer:

    To most people, especially ophthalmologists, common sense would suggest that there is little harm in simply measuring the vision at a distance during a patient’s routine visit to their primary care physician, nor can one conceive how that might prove harmful.

  5. Alyssa Farah:

    DoD has assessed this support will not negatively impact readiness or critical operations, and we stand ready for their arrival, hHS is responsible for all care of the evacuees, and DoD personnel will not be directly in contact with the evacuees and evacuees will not have access to any base location other than their assigned housing. Should routine monitoring of the evacuees identify ill individuals, HHS has procedures in place to transport them to a local civilian hospital.

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