routineness

routine

[roo-teen]
noun
1.
a customary or regular course of procedure.
2.
commonplace tasks, chores, or duties as must be done regularly or at specified intervals; typical or everyday activity: the routine of an office.
3.
regular, unvarying, habitual, unimaginative, or rote procedure.
4.
an unvarying and constantly repeated formula, as of speech or action; convenient or predictable response: Don't give me that brotherly-love routine!
5.
Computers.
a.
a complete set of coded instructions directing a computer to perform a series of operations.
b.
a series of operations performed by the computer.
6.
an individual act, performance, or part of a performance, as a song or dance, given regularly by an entertainer: a comic routine; a dance routine.
adjective
7.
of the nature of, proceeding by, or adhering to routine: routine duties.
8.
dull or uninteresting; commonplace.

Origin:
1670–80; < French, derivative of route route

routinely, adverb
routineness, noun
nonroutine, adjective, noun
unroutine, adjective
unroutinely, adverb

regular, routine.


8. habitual, ordinary, typical.
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routine (ruːˈtiːn)
 
n
1.  a usual or regular method of procedure, esp one that is unvarying
2.  computing a program or part of a program performing a specific function: an input routine; an output routine
3.  a set sequence of dance steps
4.  informal a hackneyed or insincere speech
 
adj
5.  of, relating to, or characteristic of routine
 
[C17: from Old French, from route a customary way, route]
 
rou'tinely
 
adv

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routine
1676, from Fr. routine "usual course of action, beaten path" from route "way, path, course" (see route) + subst. suffix -ine. Theatrical sense is from 1926. The adj. is attested from 1817, from the noun.
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