- a complete set of coded instructions directing a computer to perform a series of operations.
- a series of operations performed by the computer.
- router patch,
Origin of routine
Word Origin for routine
1670s, from French routine "usual course of action, beaten path" (16c.), from route "way, path, course" (see route (n.)) + noun suffix -ine (see -ine (1)). Theatrical or athletic performance sense is from 1926. The adjective is attested from 1817, from the noun. Related: Routinely.