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Origin and Meaning of Routine

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Rou*tine"
  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.

Etymology: F., fr. route a path, way, road. See Route Roterepetition

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. An unvarying or habitual method or procedure
  2. A set sequence of steps, part of larger computer program
  3. A short performance that is part of a longer program ("she had a catchy little routine")
  4. Found in the ordinary course of events ("it was a routine day")

Borrowing from French routine.

  1. A course of action to be followed regularly; a standard procedure.
  2. A set of normal procedures, often performed mechanically.
    Connie was completely robotic and emotionless by age 12; her entire life had become one big .
  3. A set piece of an entertainer's act.
  4. (computing) A set of instructions designed to perform a specific task; a subroutine.

routine was also found in the following language(s): French and Italian

Fun Facts about the name Routine

  • When was the first name Routine first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Routine is Thursday, March 3rd, 1904.
  • How unique is the name Routine? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Routine. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Routine: Your name in reverse order is Enituor. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ueirnto. How do you pronounce that?

What Routines Have Visited This Page?

Past life for Routine born Oct 15, 1962

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Egypt approximately on 1650. Your profession was medicine man, surgeon, and herbalist.

As a ruthless character, you carefully weighed your decisions in critical situations, with excellent self-control and strong will. Generally liked, but not always loved. Your lesson - to combat violence and disharmony in our world, to understand its roots and origins. All global problems have similar origins.

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  • Sources:
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.