Translation of routine in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /ruːˈtiːn/


  • 1 1.1 c and u (regular pattern) rutina (feminine) the daily routine la rutina diaria or cotidiana he soon settled into the office routine pronto se adaptó a la rutina de la oficina as a matter of routine como rutina it had become a matter of routine se había convertido en algo rutinario or de rutina 1.2 uncountable/no numerable (repetitive activity) rutina (feminine) the daily routine el día a día
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    • You got your work done then, so that when the weekends came around, there would be no routines to follow or work to be done.
    • Each day, they followed a strict routine of work, ritual baths, and prayer.
    • They followed the same routine with other aspects of the project.
  • 2 countable/numerable 2.1 (of gymnast, skater, comedian) número (masculine) let's go through that routine again volvamos a ensayar ese número 2.2 (formula, patter) don't give me that old routine no me vengas con la misma cantinela [colloquial/familiar] the usual sales routine el típico discurso de vendedor
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    • For Dinah, the never-ending tap dance routines and smile-this-is-comedy faces are becoming old hat.
    • Many of the performances show amazing dance routines, and songs that fit well into the context of the film.
    • There is one unusual twist in the presentation though: Laurie performs with a DJ, who backs up her routines with minimalist dance music.
  • 3 [Computing/Informática] rutina (feminine)
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    • MPI provides many communication routines to aid the programmer in developing inter-process communication.
    • I created these menus and routines for both programs so that users need only be familiar with that menu to be productive in either one with minimal training.
    • A simple program calls the crypt routine, runs the hash on a word and then compares it to the password entry in the file.


  • 1.1 (regular, usual) [procedure/inquiries/investigation] de rutina the prescription of tranquilizers became routine recetar calmantes se convirtió en algo habitual 1.2 (ordinary, dull) rutinario

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