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Definition 1: an unvarying or habitual method or procedure - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for routine in the sense of this definition

(routine is a kind of ...) a particular course of action intended to achieve a result

"the procedure of obtaining a driver's license" "it was a process of trial and error"

(... is a kind of routine ) an exhausting routine that leaves no time for relaxation

(... is a kind of routine ) a settled and monotonous routine that is hard to escape

"they fell into a conversational rut"

Definition 2: a set sequence of steps, part of larger computer program - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for routine in the sense of this definition

(routine is a kind of ...) (computer science) written programs or procedures or rules and associated documentation pertaining to the operation of a computer system and that are stored in read/write memory

"the market for software is expected to expand"

(... is a kind of routine ) a routine that provides a chronological record of the execution of a computer program

(... is a kind of routine ) a routine that coordinates the operation of subroutines

(... is a kind of routine ) a routine that can be loaded once and executed repeatedly

(... is a kind of routine ) a routine that can call itself

(... is a kind of routine ) a routine designed to yield a random number

(... is a kind of routine ) a debugged routine that is maintained in a program library

(... is a kind of routine ) an alternative to the normal procedure; triggered if an unusual but anticipated situation arises

(... is a kind of routine ) a set of control statements that have been placed in a library and can be retrieved by name

(... is a kind of routine ) a routine that can be used as needed

(... is part of routine) (computer science) a sequence of instructions that a computer can interpret and execute

"the program required several hundred lines of code"

Definition 3: a short performance that is part of a longer program - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where routine or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he did his act three times every evening
  • she had a catchy little routine
  • it was one of the best numbers he ever did

Synonyms for routine in the sense of this definition

(routine is a kind of ...) a dramatic or musical entertainment

"they listened to ten different performances" "the play ran for 100 performances" "the frequent performances of the symphony testify to its popularity"

(... is a kind of routine ) an act so striking or impressive that the show must be delayed until the audience quiets down

Definition 4: found in the ordinary course of events - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where routine or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for routine in the sense of this definition

(routine is similar to ...) not exceptional in any way especially in quality or ability or size or degree

"ordinary everyday objects" "ordinary decency" "an ordinary day" "an ordinary wine"

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