Routine Definition

ro͝o-tēn
routines
noun
routines
A regular, more or less unvarying procedure, customary, prescribed, or habitual, as of business or daily life.
Webster's New World
Such procedure in general.
To dislike routine.
Webster's New World
A scripted piece of entertainment, especially in a nightclub or theater.
The audience laughed at the comedian's routine.
American Heritage
A theatrical skit or act.
Webster's New World
A particular kind of behavior or activity.
Must you go into your hurt routine when you don't get your way?
American Heritage
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adjective
Having the nature of, using, or by routine.
Webster's New World
In accord with established procedure.
A routine check of passports.
American Heritage
Habitual; regular.
Made his routine trip to the store.
American Heritage
Having no special quality; ordinary.
A routine day.
American Heritage
In accord with established procedure.
A routine check of passports.
American Heritage
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Other Word Forms of Routine

Noun

Singular:
routine
Plural:
routines

Origin of Routine

  • French from route route from Old French route

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • French from route route from Old French route

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • French routine

    From Wiktionary

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