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Meaning of “routine” in the English Dictionary

"routine" in British English

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routinenoun

uk   us   /ruːˈtiːn/
B1 [C or U] a ​usual or ​fixed way of doing things: There's no set/​fixed routine at ​work - every ​day is different. He ​checks under the ​car for ​bombs as a ​matter of routine. [C] a ​regularseries of ​movements, ​jokes, or ​similar things used in a ​performance: an exercise/​dance routine He went into his ​usual "I'm the ​head of the ​family" routine (= ​usual way of ​speaking). [C] specialized computing a ​part of a ​computerprogram that does a ​particularoperation

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routineadjective

uk   us   /ruːˈtiːn/
done as ​part of what usually ​happens, and not for any ​specialreason: a routine inspection/​medical check-up ordinary and not ​special or ​unusual: a routine ​case of ​appendicitis He ​died during a routine operation which went ​wrong.C2 disapproving ordinary and ​boring: My ​job is so routine and ​boring - I ​hate it.
(Definition of routine from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"routine" in American English

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routinenoun [C/U]

 us   /ruˈtin/
a ​usual set of ​activities or way of doing things: [C] Getting ​coffee and a ​bagel was ​part of my ​daily routine. A routine is also a ​particular set of ​activitiesperformed to ​entertainothers: [C] a ​comedy/​skating routine
routine
adjective [not gradable]  us   /ruˈtin/
The ​test is ​part of a routine six-month checkup.
routinely
adverb [not gradable]  us   /ruˈtin·li/
She routinely ​works out at the ​gym.
(Definition of routine from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"routine" in Business English

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routinenoun [C or U]

uk   us   /ruːˈtiːn/
a usual or ​fixed way of doing things: the usual/​daily routinea fixed/set routine The office's ​fixed routine was disturbed by the large ​order.
IT a ​part of a ​computerprogram that does a particular ​operation: She had learned how to ​program a basic ​computer routine.

routineadjective

uk   us   /ruːˈtiːn/
done as ​part of what usually ​happens, and not for any ​special reason: The Center Street Bridge will get only a routine ​inspection. Most routine ​business is done in the parliament's Brussels ​headquarters. a routine decision.
ordinary and boring: The ​work is ​dull and routine.
(Definition of routine from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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