What does routine mean?

Definitions for routine
ruˈtinrou·tine

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word routine.

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

Anagrams for routine »

  1. in utero

  2. tueiron

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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. Paul Nestadt:

    Anecdotally, our own pediatric ER and inpatient psychiatric units are seeing similar increases, this may reflect lack of access to routine outpatient care, which often plays a preventative role for mental health crises. However, it is very likely also the result of the dramatic shift in teen lives that come from school virtualization, canceled social and extracurricular events, and the same pandemic fatigue that impacts all of us.

  2. Rachel Lang:

    This is great for everyone, it doesn't matter what age or gender or skin type. This is beauty and health anti-aging from the inside out. It supports and amplifies whatever routine you already have and will give you positive results regardless of your skin condition, because it refreshes and detoxifies, the massages are also good for hangovers.

  3. Denis McDonough:

    Due in part to minority stress, LGBTQ + veterans experience mental illness and suicidal thoughts at far higher rates than those outside their community, but they are significantly less likely to seek routine care, largely because they fear discrimination.

  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. Lynn Bufka:

    Routines and rituals are very beneficial to us, because they're things that we understand and know what to expect from them, the routine sets up for us, without having to think about what we're going to do next,' Here is how my day is going to flow,'.

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