Definition of routinism in English:


Line breaks: rou¦tin|ism
Pronunciation: /ruːˈtiːnɪz(ə)m


[mass noun] archaic
  • The prevalence or domination of routine.
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    • 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
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  • 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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