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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Routine  \Rou*tine"\,  n.  [F.,  fr  route  a  path,  way  road.  See 
  {Route},  {Rote}repetition.] 
  1.  A  round  of  business,  amusement,  or  pleasure,  daily  or 
  frequently  pursued;  especially,  a  course  of  business  or 
  offical  duties  regularly  or  frequently  returning. 
  2.  Any  regular  course  of  action  or  procedure  rigidly  adhered 
  to  by  the  mere  force  of  habit. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  1:  occurring  at  fixed  times  or  predictable  intervals;  "made  her 
  routine  trip  to  the  store" 
  2:  found  in  the  ordinary  course  of  events;  "a  placid  everyday 
  scene";  "it  was  a  routine  day";  "there's  nothing  quite 
  like  a  real...train  conductor  to  add  color  to  a  quotidian 
  commute"-  Anita  Diamant  [syn:  {everyday},  {mundane},  {quotidian}, 
  {unremarkable},  {workaday}] 
  n  1:  an  unvarying  or  habitual  method  of  procedure  [syn:  {modus 
  2:  a  short  theatrical  performance  that  is  part  of  a  longer 
  program;  "he  did  his  act  three  times  every  evening";  "she 
  had  a  catchy  little  routine";  "it  was  one  of  the  best 
  numbers  he  ever  did"  [syn:  {act},  {number},  {turn},  {bit}] 
  3:  a  set  sequence  of  steps,  part  of  larger  computer  program 
  [syn:  {subroutine},  {subprogram},  {procedure},  {function}] 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 

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