Meaning of ROUTINE in English
transcription, транскрипция: [ ru:ti:n ]
Frequency: The word is one of the 3000 most common words in English.
A routine is the usual series of things that you do at a particular time. A routine is also the practice of regularly doing things in a fixed order.
The players had to change their daily routine and lifestyle...
He checked up on you as a matter of routine.
N-VAR : usu with supp , oft N n , adj N
You use routine to describe activities that are done as a normal part of a job or process.
...a series of routine medical tests...
ADJ : usu ADJ n
A routine situation, action, or event is one which seems completely ordinary, rather than interesting, exciting, or different.
So many days are routine and uninteresting, especially in winter.
ADJ [ disapproval ]
You use routine to refer to a way of life that is uninteresting and ordinary, or hardly ever changes.
...the mundane routine of her life...
N-VAR [ disapproval ]
A routine is a computer program, or part of a program, that performs a specific function. ( COMPUTING )
... an installation routine.
A routine is a short sequence of jokes, remarks, actions, or movements that forms part of a longer performance.
...an athletic dance routine.
N-COUNT : usu n N
Collins COBUILD Advanced Learner's English Dictionary. Английский словарь Коллинз COBUILD для изучающих язык на продвинутом уровне. 2006