Routine - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ruːˈtiːn|  American pronunciation of the word routine
Brit.  |ruːˈtiːn|  British pronunciation of the word routine


- an unvarying or habitual method or procedure
- a short performance that is part of a longer program(syn: act, bit, number, turn)
- a set sequence of steps, part of larger computer program (syn: function, procedure, subprogram, subroutine)


- found in the ordinary course of events(syn: everyday, mundane, quotidian, unremarkable, workaday)


Grandma gets upset if we change her routine.

A brisk walk is part of her morning routine.

The job will be easier once you settle into a routine.

The surgery has become a very routine operation and poses little danger.

He criticized her routine absence from important meetings.

The more you do it, the more routine it becomes.

They hire high-school students for routine work such as filing.

Data entry becomes routine very quickly.

So many days are routine and uninteresting, especially in winter.

John's departure had upset their daily routine.

Try to get into a routine (=develop a fixed order of doing things).

Dressing is a task which we do every day as a matter of routine (=done regularly and not unusual).

You mustn't worry. These are just routine enquiries.

routine tasks such as washing up

she had a catchy little routine

Word forms

singular: routine
plural: routines
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