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Definition of 'routine'


  1. an unvarying or habitual method or procedure
       Synonyms: modus operandi
  2. 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"
       Synonyms: act number turn bit
  3. a set sequence of steps, part of larger computer program
       Synonyms: subroutine subprogram procedure function


  1. occurring at fixed times or predictable intervals; "made her routine trip to the store"
  2. 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
       Synonyms: everyday mundane quotidian unremarkable workaday

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