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Adjective routine has 2 senses
  1. routine - occurring at fixed times or predictable intervals; "made her routine trip to the store"
    irregular (indirect, via regular)
  2. everyday, mundane, quotidian, routine, unremarkable, workaday - found in the ordinary course of events; "a placid everyday scene"; "it was a routine day"; "there's nothing quite like a real...train conductor to add color to a quotidian commute"- Anita Diamant
    Antonym: extraordinary (indirect, via ordinary)
Noun routine has 3 senses
  1. routine, modus operandi - an unvarying or habitual method of procedure
    --1 is a kind of procedure, process
    --1 has particulars: rat race; rut, groove
  2. act, routine, number, turn, bit - a short theatrical performance that is part of a longer program; "he did his act three times every evening"; "she had a catchy little routine"; "it was one of the best numbers he ever did"
    --2 is a kind of performance, public presentation
    --2 has particulars: show-stopper, showstopper, stopper
  3. routine, subroutine, subprogram, procedure, function - a set sequence of steps, part of larger computer program
    --3 is a kind of software, software system, software package, package
    --3 is a part of program, programme, computer program, computer programme
    --3 has particulars:
     cataloged procedure; contingency procedure; library routine; random number generator; recursive routine; reusable routine; supervisory routine, executive routine; tracing routine; utility routine, service routine
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