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rote1

[roht] /roʊt/
noun
1.
routine; a fixed, habitual, or mechanical course of procedure:
the rote of daily living.
adjective
2.
proceeding mechanically and repetitiously; being mechanical and repetitious in nature; routine; habitual: rote performance; rote implementation;
His behavior became more rote with every passing year.
Idioms
3.
by rote, from memory, without thought of the meaning; in a mechanical way:
to learn a language by rote.
Origin of rote1
1275-1325
1275-1325; Middle English; of obscure origin

rote2

[roht] /roʊt/
noun, Music.
1.
crowd2 .
Also, rota, rotta, rotte.
Origin
1350-1400; Middle English < Old French < Frankish *hrota (compare Old High German hruozza); akin to crowd2

rote3

[roht] /roʊt/
noun
1.
the sound of waves breaking on the shore.
Origin
1600-10; perhaps < Old Norse rauta ‘roar’
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rote1

/rəʊt/
noun
1.
a habitual or mechanical routine or procedure
2.
by rote, by repetition; by heart (often in the phrase learn by rote)
Word Origin
C14: origin unknown

rote2

/rəʊt/
noun
1.
an ancient violin-like musical instrument; crwth
Word Origin
C13: from Old French rote, of Germanic origin; related to Old High German rotta, Middle Dutch rotte
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Word Origin and History for rote
n.

c.1300, "custom, habit," in phrase bi rote "by heart," of uncertain origin, sometimes said to be connected with Old French rote "route" (see route (n.)), or from Latin rota "wheel" (see rotary), but OED calls both suggestions groundless.

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