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rou·tine / roōˈtēn/ • n. a sequence of actions regularly followed; a fixed program: I settled down into a routine of work and sleep | as a matter of routine a report will be sent to the director. ∎  a set sequence in a performance such as a dance or comedy act: he was trying to persuade her to have a tap routine in the play. ∎  Comput. a sequence of instructions for performing a task that forms a program or a distinct part of one. • adj. performed as part of a regular procedure rather than for a special reason: the principal insisted that this was just a routine annual drill. ∎  monotonous or tedious: we are set in our dull routine existence. • v. [tr.] rare organize according to a routine: all had been routined with smoothness. DERIVATIVES: rou·tine·ly adv.

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routine Another name for subroutine, used usually in combinations, as in input routine.

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routine XVII (rotine). — F. routine, †rotine, f. route (see prec.).

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