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Definition of routine
a sequence of actions regularly followed; a fixed program:I settled down into a routine of work and sleep as a matter of routine a report will be sent to the director a set sequence in a performance such as a dance or comedy act:he was trying to persuade her to have a tap routine in the play Computing a sequence of instructions for performing a task that forms a program or a distinct part of one.
performed as part of a regular procedure rather than for a special reason:the principal insisted that this was just a routine annual drill
verb [with object] rare
organize according to a routine:all had been routined with smoothness