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routine

rou·tine

routine

 
pronunciation:
ru tin
parts of speech:
noun, adjective
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: standard or customary procedure or course of action.
His habits interfered with the daily routine of the business.
 
similar words:
groove, habit, order, practice, procedure, swing, usual
definition 2: an unvarying procedure or activity, often carried out without thought or interest.
workers who dislike routine
synonyms:
rote
similar words:
groove, habit, humdrum, practice
definition 3: a set of electronic instructions for a series of computer operations, or the operations carried out under such instructions.
similar words:
rut
definition 4: a set piece that is often or regularly performed by an entertainer such as a nightclub comedian.
synonyms:
act
similar words:
sketch
definition 5: a specific type of activity or behavior.
She does this not-guilty routine when someone criticizes her.
synonyms:
number
 
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: in accordance with customary or standard procedure.
routine precautions against fire
synonyms:
customary, regular, standard
similar words:
accepted, accustomed, average, conventional, everyday, habitual, normal, ordinary, stock, typical, usual
definition 2: in the nature of routine; unvarying or ordinary; requiring little thought.
synonyms:
commonplace, everyday, humdrum, ordinary, regular, typical, usual, workaday
similar words:
accustomed, average, habitual, monotonous, mundane, normal, plain, quotidian
derivation: routinely (adv.)
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