- 1A sequence of actions regularly followed: I settled down into a routine of work and sleep [mass noun]: as a matter of routine a report will be sent to the directorMore example sentences
- 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.
- 1.1A set sequence in a performance such as a dance or comedy act: he was trying to persuade her to have a tap routine in the playMore example sentences
- 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.
- 1.2 Computing A sequence of instructions for performing a task that forms a program or a distinct part of one.More example sentences
- 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.
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- Performed as part of a regular procedure rather than for a special reason: the Ministry insisted that this was just a routine annual drillMore example sentences
- It has not only allowed for wage savings but also facilitated a greater amount of control, as well as helping perform routine activities such as backing up files.
- If you wouldn't mind stepping out of the car, we'll just perform a routine search and be on our way.
- Many people resent this follow-up, which is simply a routine business procedure for the agent.
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- The authors routinely dress up commonplace observations in the jargon of theory.
- People routinely have to trust professionals to do their job responsibly.
- It is true, scientists everywhere, mainly geneticists, do cloning of particular animals almost routinely.
late 17th century (denoting a regular course or procedure): from French, from route 'road' (see route).