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    • IPA: /ɹuːt/, /ɹaʊt/
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route (plural routes)

  1. A course or way which is traveled or passed.
    The route was used so much that it formed a rut.
    You need to find a route that you can take between these two obstacles.
  2. A regular itinerary of stops, or the path followed between these stops, such as for delivery or passenger transportation.
    We live near the bus route.
    Here is a map of our delivery routes.
  3. A road or path; often specifically a highway.
    Follow Route 49 out of town.
  4. (figuratively) One of multiple methods or approaches to doing something.
    • 2010, Damien McLoughlin and David A. Aaker, Strategic Market Management: Global Perspectives, John Wiley & Sons, ISBN 978-0-470-68975-2, pages 156-7 ↗:
      If such an option is to viable over time, it needs to be protected against competitors. Having patent protection is one route. […] Another route is to have a programmatic investment strategy […] . Rolex has taken this route […]
  5. (historical) One of the major provinces of imperial China from the Later Jin to the Song, corresponding to the Tang and early Yuan circuits.
  6. (computing) A specific entry in a router that tells the router how to transmit the data it receives.
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route (routes, present participle routing; past and past participle routed)

  1. (transitive) To direct or divert along a particular course.
    All incoming mail was routed through a single office.
  2. (Internet) to connect two local area networks, thereby forming an internet.
  3. (computing, transitive) To send (information) through a router.
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  1. Eye dialect spelling of root#English|root.

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