- 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
Examples from the Web for routine
For now, Sabrine continues her daily routine of visits to the protest camp, to political leaders and taking care of the twins.
Royal Christmases have a rhythm and routine—but this year Will, Kate, and baby George have their own, more relaxed plans.
“This [investigation] is part of routine procedure following the death of any firefighter,” he told The Daily Beast.
I'm pleased with my decision to avoid the routine script problems in favor of the spicy stuff.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days|David Freeman|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In 2006, the firm presided over a routine steam-injection procedure known as “well stimulation.”
Unless they rise above their routine, they early become "old fogies."The Mind and Its Education|George Herbert Betts
I always wanted some element of play in my work; buckling down to any sort of routine always galled me, and does yet.Our Friend John Burroughs|Clara Barrus
Grand dames there departed from the routine of their daily lives and assumed the lowlier occupations of others.Mizora: A Prophecy|Mary E. Bradley
It is merely a routine operation such as you gave me authority to perform.Astounding Stories, August, 1931|Various
Narsisi and one of his brothers lazed along out of earshot, bored by the routine of the guard duty.The Ethical Engineer|Henry Maxwell Dempsey
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.