Meaning of ROUTINE in English


I. rü-ˈtēn noun

Etymology: French, from Middle French, from route traveled way

Date: 1676


a. : a regular course of procedure

if resort to legal action becomes a campus routine — J. A. Perkins

b. : habitual or mechanical performance of an established procedure

the routine of factory work

2. : a reiterated speech or formula

the old “After you” routine — Ray Russell

3. : a worked-out part (as of an entertainment or sports contest) that may be often repeated

a dance routine

a gymnastic routine

especially : a theatrical number

4. : a sequence of computer instructions for performing a particular task

II. rü-ˈtēn, ˈrü-ˌ adjective

Date: 1817

1. : of a commonplace or repetitious character : ordinary

routine problems

2. : of, relating to, or being in accordance with established procedure

routine business

• rou·tine·ly adverb

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