Routine meaning

ro͝o-tēn
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A set of programming instructions designed to perform a specific limited task.
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The definition of a routine is a regular process or course of action.

An example of a routine is waking up at 7, eating breakfast at 7:30 and showering at 8 every day.

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Routine means being regular or customary.

An example of routine used as an adjective is the phrase routine procedure which means a procedure that is done frequently.

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A set of programming instructions designed to perform a specific limited task.
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Habitual; regular.

Made his routine trip to the store.

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Having no special quality; ordinary.

A routine day.

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A scripted piece of entertainment, especially in a nightclub or theater.

The audience laughed at the comedian's routine.

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Habitual; regular.

Made his routine trip to the store.

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Having no special quality; ordinary.

A routine day.

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A series of steps, bodily movements, etc. in a dance performance, in gymnastics, etc.
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Having the nature of, using, or by routine.
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A set of instructions that perform a task. Same as subroutine, module, procedure and function.
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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.

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A scripted piece of entertainment, especially in a nightclub or theater.

The audience laughed at the comedian's routine.

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A particular kind of behavior or activity.

Must you go into your hurt routine when you don't get your way?

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A particular kind of behavior or activity.

Must you go into your hurt routine when you don't get your way?

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In accord with established procedure.

A routine check of passports.

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A regular, more or less unvarying procedure, customary, prescribed, or habitual, as of business or daily life.
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Such procedure in general.

To dislike routine.

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A theatrical skit or act.
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A set of computer instructions for performing a specific operation.
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Synonymous with procedure. A program module, or section of code, that executes a specific task.
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A set piece of an entertainer's act.
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(computing) A set of instructions designed to perform a specific task; a subroutine.
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According to established procedure.
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Ordinary with nothing to distinguish it from all the others.
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In accord with established procedure.

A routine check of passports.

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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