Definitions for: Routine


[n] an unvarying or habitual method of procedure
[n] a set sequence of steps, part of larger computer program
[n] a short theatrical performance that is part of a longer program; "he did his act three times every evening"; "she had a catchy little routine"; "it was one of the best numbers he ever did"
[adj] found in the ordinary course of events; "a placid everyday scene"; "it was a routine day"; "there's nothing quite like a real...train conductor to add color to a quotidian commute"- Anita Diamant
[adj] occurring at fixed times or predictable intervals; "made her routine trip to the store"



Webster (1913) Definition: Rou*tine", n. [F., fr. route a path, way, road. See
Route, Roterepetition.]
1. A round of business, amusement, or pleasure, daily or
frequently pursued; especially, a course of business or
offical duties regularly or frequently returning.

2. Any regular course of action or procedure rigidly adhered
to by the mere force of habit.

Synonyms: act, bit, everyday, function, modus operandi, mundane, number, ordinary, procedure, quotidian, regular, subprogram, subroutine, turn, unremarkable, workaday

See Also: cataloged procedure, computer program, computer programme, contingency procedure, executive routine, groove, library routine, package, performance, procedure, process, program, programme, public presentation, random number generator, rat race, recursive routine, reusable routine, rut, service routine, show-stopper, software, software package, software system, stopper, supervisory routine, tracing routine, utility routine

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