- a complete set of coded instructions directing a computer to perform a series of operations.
- a series of operations performed by the computer.
Origin of routine
OTHER WORDS FROM routinerou·tine·ly, adverbrou·tine·ness, nounnon·rou·tine, adjective, nounun·rou·tine, adjective
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH routineregular, routine
How to use routine in a sentence
On Friday evening, as the conference got underway, the two senators were on the stage delivering comedic standup routines.
Usually, magicians spend months—years—developing new routines.
There are good reasons why these routines are not making it into the tributes to Williams.The Political Passion of Robin Williams, From Reagan-Bashing to AIDS Prevention|Asawin Suebsaeng|August 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Petit walks the wire back and forth four times, varying the walks with little routines from time to time.Philippe Petit’s Moment of Concern Walking the WTC Tightrope|Anthony Haden-Guest|August 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Mr. Mayall, who was married with three children, was famed for his slapstick routines.
A self-willed chaos to familiar routines and associations, an involuntary revisiting of dead hours and buried sensations.Mountain|Clement Wood
Their danger to all the routines of ordinary life was not realized until it was too late.
The sense of inevitable routines that held all the world in thrall six years ago has gone.
Aaron's farming methods, so much different to Murnan routines, puzzled and intrigued the boy.Blind Man's Lantern|Allen Kim Lang
Data can be sorted and classified at high speed for further processing by use of these generalized sorting routines.IBM 1401 Programming Systems|Anonymous