routine

[ roo-teen ]
/ ruˈtin /

noun

adjective

of the nature of, proceeding by, or adhering to routine: routine duties.
dull or uninteresting; commonplace.

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Origin of routine

1670–80; <French, derivative of routeroute

OTHER WORDS FROM routine

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH routine

regular, routine .
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British Dictionary definitions for routine

routine
/ (ruːˈtiːn) /

noun

a usual or regular method of procedure, esp one that is unvarying
computing a program or part of a program performing a specific functionan input routine; an output routine
a set sequence of dance steps
informal a hackneyed or insincere speech

adjective

of, relating to, or characteristic of routine

Derived forms of routine

routinely, adverb

Word Origin for routine

C17: from Old French, from route a customary way, route
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