Meaning of ROUTINE in English

transcription, транскрипция: [ ru:ti:n ]

( routines)

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.

= ordinary

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. athletic dance routine.

N-COUNT : usu n N

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