from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A prescribed, detailed course of action to be followed regularly; a standard procedure.
- n. A set of customary and often mechanically performed procedures or activities. See Synonyms at method.
- n. A set piece of entertainment, especially in a nightclub or theater: The audience laughed at the comedian's routine.
- n. Slang A particular kind of behavior or activity: Must you go into your hurt routine when you don't get your way?
- n. Computer Science A set of programming instructions designed to perform a specific limited task.
- adj. In accord with established procedure: a routine check of passports.
- adj. Habitual; regular: made his routine trip to the store.
- adj. Having no special quality; ordinary: a routine day.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A course of action to be followed regularly; a standard procedure
- n. A set of normal procedures, often performed mechanically
- n. A set piece of an entertainer's act
- n. A set of instructions designed to perform a specific task; a subroutine
- adj. According to established procedure.
- adj. Regular; habitual.
- adj. Ordinary with nothing to distinguish it from all the others.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A round of business, amusement, or pleasure, daily or frequently pursued; especially, a course of business or offical duties regularly or frequently returning.
- n. Any regular course of action or procedure rigidly adhered to by the mere force of habit.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A customary course of action or round of occupation; a way or method systematically followed; regular recurrence of the same acts or kind of action: as, the routine of official duties; to weary of a monotonous routine.
- n. Fixed habit or method in action; the habitual doing of the same things in the same way; unvarying procedure or conduct.
- Habitually practised or acting in the same way; following or consisting in an unvarying round: as, routine methods or duties; a routine official.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a short theatrical performance that is part of a longer program
- adj. found in the ordinary course of events
- n. a set sequence of steps, part of larger computer program
- n. an unvarying or habitual method or procedure
French, from route, route, from Old French; see route.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
French routine (Wiktionary)