routine

I. routine rou‧tine 1 [ruːˈtiːn] noun
1. [countable, uncountable] the usual, normal, or fixed way in which you do things:

• John's departure had upset their daily routine.

• the usual office routine

2. [countable] COMPUTING a set of instructions given to a computer so that it will do a particular job:

• You can use machine code routines in a number of these programs.

  [m0] II. routine routine 2 adjective
1. regular and usual:

• New software will make it possible for employees to make many routine decisions that previously had to be referred to managers.

• John had been in Pakistan on routine company business.

— routinely adverb :

• Every organization routinely communicates with its employees about a variety of topics.

2. ordinary and boring:

• Much routine work has vanished from factories thanks to modern technology.

• He was dealing with some routine paperwork.

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Ⅰ.
routine UK US /ruːˈtiːn/ noun [C or U]
a usual or fixed way of doing things: »

the usual/daily routine

a fixed/set routine »

The office's fixed routine was disturbed by the large order.

IT a part of a computer program that does a particular operation: »

She had learned how to program a basic computer routine.

Ⅱ.
routine UK US /ruːˈtiːn/ adjective
done as part of what usually happens, and not for any special reason: »

The Center Street Bridge will get only a routine inspection.

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Most routine business is done in the parliament's Brussels headquarters.

»

a routine decision.

ordinary and boring: »

The work is dull and routine.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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