routine routine  /ru ˈtin/


  1. (n) an unvarying or habitual method or procedure
  2. (n) a short theatrical performance that is part of a longer program
  3. (n) a set sequence of steps, part of larger computer program
  4. (adj) found in the ordinary course of events


  1. Kids with autism require as much routine and structure as possible.
  2. I know immense physicality and endurance is involved in each routine, and that the smiles mask burning lungs.
  3. Your muscles fatigue quicker, so the exercise routine will be shorter, but you're still not making the plates do all the work.


  1. U.S. Highway 43 to undergo routine maintenance

    The Alabama Department of Transportation will perform routine maintenance on U.S. Highway 43 North
    on June 11, 2013     Source: The Tuscaloosa News

  2. Routine traffic stop turns into record drug bust for Rosenberg police

    Routine traffic stop turns into record drug bust for Rosenberg police Houston Chronicle Copyright 2013 Houston Chronicle. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Updated 5:19 pm, Monday, June 10, 2013 Patrol officers pulled over a vehicle for a traffic violation about 1:35 a.m. in the 2800 block of U.S. 59 and noticed that things were ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Houston Chronicle

  3. Routine items on county agenda

    The Washington County commissioners court will go through a very routine meeting on Monday, with only the date being out of the ordinary.
    on June 8, 2013     Source: Brenham Banner-Press


  1. Keller said, "This story was no exception. It was a long time in the works. It reached my desk late Tuesday afternoon. After a final edit and a routine check by our lawyers, we published it."
    on Feb 21, 2008 By: Bill Keller Source: ABC News

  2. "I am very concerned about these pictures and any indication of pressure on or coercion of our personnel who were carrying out a routine operation in accordance with international law and under a United Nations resolution in support of the Iraqi...
    on Mar 28, 2007 By: Foreign Secretary Margaret Beckett Source: Reuters Canada

  3. "The routine we go through is the same. It doesn't mean anymore that we're more likely or less likely to do it. It's a routine that we go through. It's automatic," Thompson said.
    on Aug 4, 2009 By: Ted Thompson Source: JOCKlife Sports

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