What is the meaning of routine?


  • An unvarying or habitual method or procedure.
  • A short theatrical performance that is part of a longer program.
    • usage: "he did his act three times every evening"; "she had a catchy little routine"; "it was one of the best numbers he ever did"
  • A set sequence of steps, part of larger computer program.


  • 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
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