routine

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noun
1 normal order/way of doing things
ADJECTIVE
set
strict
dull, humdrum (esp. BrE), monotonous
familiar, normal, old, regular, same, usual

a break in my usual routine

daily, day-to-day, morning
domestic, school, work
VERB + ROUTINE
establish, fall into, get into, settle into

It took me a week to settle into a routine.

follow, go through

We go through the same old routine every morning.

begin, start
break, change, vary
have

Everyone has their own morning routine.

know

I'm sure you know the routine by now.

PHRASES
a change from the routine, a change in routine, a change of routine

The children were confused by the change of routine.

a matter of routine

Bags of all visitors to the museum are searched as a matter of routine.

2 series of movements, jokes, etc.
ADJECTIVE
comedy, stand-up
dance
exercise, fitness, training, workout
VERB + ROUTINE
learn
perform
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adj.
Routine is used with these nouns: ↑administration, ↑care, ↑check, ↑check-up, ↑chore, ↑collection, ↑duty, ↑enquiry, ↑exam, ↑examination, ↑flight, ↑inspection, ↑job, ↑maintenance, ↑management, ↑matter, ↑mission, ↑monitoring, ↑nature, ↑operation, ↑patrol, ↑physical, ↑practice, ↑procedure, ↑scan, ↑search, ↑surveillance, ↑task, ↑test, ↑use, ↑vaccination, ↑visit, ↑work, ↑X-ray

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  • routine — [ rutin ] n. f. • 1715; rotine 1559; de route 1 ♦ Habitude d agir ou de penser toujours de la même manière, avec qqch. de mécanique et d irréfléchi. ⇒ train train; fam. ronron. « Quand ma besogne, devenue une espèce de routine, occupa moins mon… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Routine — may refer to: * Routine, as a course of normative, standardized actions or procedures that are followed regularly, oftentimes repetitiously; * Choreographed routine, an orchestrated dance involving several performers; * Comedy routine, a comedic… …   Wikipedia

  • routine — Routine. s. f. Usage acquis par une longue habitude, sans le secours de l estude & des regles. Il n a jamais estudié à fond, mais il a acquis je ne sçay quelle routine de discourir, de parler. il fait cela par routine. il ne sçait point de… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Routine — Sf std. (18. Jh.) Entlehnung. Entlehnt aus frz. routine, einer Ableitung von Route. Gemeint ist die Geschicklichkeit, die durch wiederkehrende Übung erworben wird, so wie der mehrfach begangene Weg geläufig wird. Adjektiv: routiniert.    Ebenso… …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • routine — ► NOUN 1) a sequence of actions regularly followed; a fixed unvarying programme. 2) a set sequence in a theatrical or comic performance. ► ADJECTIVE 1) performed as part of a regular procedure: a routine inspection. 2) characteristic of routine;… …   English terms dictionary

  • routine — [ro͞o tēn′] n. [Fr < route: see ROUTE] 1. a regular, more or less unvarying procedure, customary, prescribed, or habitual, as of business or daily life 2. such procedure in general [to dislike routine] 3. a theatrical skit or act ☆ 4. a series …   English World dictionary

  • routine — (n.) 1670s, from Fr. routine usual course of action, beaten path from route way, path, course (see ROUTE (Cf. route)) + subst. suffix ine. Theatrical sense is from 1926. The adjective is attested from 1817, from the noun …   Etymology dictionary

  • routine — [adj] habitual accepted, accustomed, chronic, conventional, customary, everyday, familiar, general, methodical, normal, ordinary, periodic, plain, quotidian, regular, seasonal, standard, typical, unremarkable, usual, wonted, workaday; concepts… …   New thesaurus

  • Routine — Rou*tine , n. [F., fr. route a path, way, road. See {Route}, {Rote}repetition.] 1. A round of business, amusement, or pleasure, daily or frequently pursued; especially, a course of business or offical duties regularly or frequently returning.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Routine — (fr., spr. Rutin), 1) Geschäftsfertigkeit, Geläufigkeit, Erfahrenheit; 2) eine mehr aus häufiger Übung in einer Kunst, als durch Studium ihrer Theorie u. Regeln erlangte Fertigkeit darin. Daher Routinier (spr. Rutinich), einer welcher viel R.… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Routine — (franz., spr. ru ), auf Übung beruhende Gewandtheit und Fertigkeit; in der Theatersprache neuerdings mit dem Beigeschmack einer glänzenden, aber erstarrten Manier gebraucht. An Bord der Kriegsschiffe die Zeiteinteilung für den Dienst (daher Hafen …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

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