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Definitions of routine

  1. an unvarying or habitual method of procedure Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. A round of business, amusement, or pleasure, daily or frequently pursued; especially, a course of business or offical duties regularly or frequently returning. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. Any regular course of action or procedure rigidly adhered to by the mere force of habit. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. Course of business or official duties regularly pursued; regular habit or practice. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. Regular course of action. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  6. A method of procedure, regularly followed. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  7. A round or course of duties regularly or frequently returning; rigid habit of proceeding, acquired and grown familiar by mere force of repetition. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  8. The round or daily course of business or official duties; any regular habit or practice which does not accommodate itself to circumstances. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  9. 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 Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. occurring at fixed times or predictable intervals; "made her routine trip to the store" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB

Usage examples for routine

  1. He knows more about the petty routine of the job than the president himself. – The Book of Business Etiquette by Nella Henney
  2. Even that miserable night my head was no sooner on the pillow than I was asleep; and next morning there was all the routine as usual, and the dread of being a minute late on duty. – Marcella by Mrs. Humphry Ward