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routinism Syllabification: rou·tin·ism
Pronunciation: /ro͞oˈtēˌnizəm/ /ˈro͞otnˌizəm/

Definition of routinism in English:


The prevalence or domination of routine.
Example sentences
  • This routinism extends to most of the performances, though Plummer, Domini Blythe as Goneril and Godin are the principal exceptions.
  • The army of typists, filing clerks, cashiers and drivers were inefficient, reluctant to take initiative, and imbued with an ethos of red tape and routinism.
  • This was a routine exercise, or rather perhaps an exercise in routinism.


noun& adjective
Example sentences
  • The struggle against materialist dialectics expresses a distant, past conservatism of the petit bourgeoisie, the self-conceit of university routinists and a spark of hope for an after-life.
  • The great innovator and the simple routinist resort in their investigations to the same technical methods of research.
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