routine
Pronunciation
  • (America, British) IPA: /ɹuːˈtiːn/
Noun

routine

  1. A course of action to be followed regularly; a standard procedure.
  2. A set of normal procedures, often performed mechanically.
    Synonyms: rut
    Connie was completely robotic and emotionless by age 12; her entire life had become one big routine.
    • 1915, G[eorge] A. Birmingham [pseudonym; James Owen Hannay], chapter I, in Gossamer, New York, N.Y.: George H. Doran Company, OCLC 5661828 ↗:
      It is never possible to settle down to the ordinary routine of life at sea until the screw begins to revolve. There is an hour or two, after the passengers have embarked, which is disquieting and fussy.
  3. A set piece of an entertainer's act.
    stand-up comedy routine
  4. (computing) A set of instructions designed to perform a specific task; a subroutine.
    Synonyms: function, procedure, subroutine
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routine

  1. According to established procedure.
  2. Regular; habitual.
  3. Ordinary with nothing to distinguish it from all the others.
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