Meaning of ROUTINE in English


— routinely , adv. — routineness , n.

/rooh teen"/ , n.

1. a customary or regular course of procedure.

2. commonplace tasks, chores, or duties as must be done regularly or at specified intervals; typical or everyday activity: the routine of an office.

3. regular, unvarying, habitual, unimaginative, or rote procedure.

4. an unvarying and constantly repeated formula, as of speech or action; convenient or predictable response: Don't give me that brotherly-love routine!

5. Computers.

a. a complete set of coded instructions directing a computer to perform a series of operations.

b. a series of operations performed by the computer.

6. an individual act, performance, or part of a performance, as a song or dance, given regularly by an entertainer: a comic routine; a dance routine.


7. of the nature of, proceeding by, or adhering to routine: routine duties.

8. dull or uninteresting; commonplace.

[ 1670-80; route ROUTE ]

Syn. 8. habitual, ordinary, typical.

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