Wednesday, July 01, 2009


One of my Challenges this year was to blog every month for three months. I've already done January and March and I loved the theme for July, so I decided to jump in.

In the dictionary:

Main Entry: rou·tine
Pronunciation: \rü-ˈtēn\
Function: noun
Etymology: French, from Middle French, from route traveled way
Date: 1676
1 a: a regular course of procedure
b: habitual or mechanical performance of an established procedure
2: a reiterated speech or formula
3: a worked-out part that may be often repeated; especially : a theatrical number
4: a sequence of computer instructions for performing a particular task

Main Entry: rou·tine
Function: adjective
Date: 1817
1 : of a commonplace or repetitious character : ordinary
2 : of, relating to, or being in accordance with established procedure
— rou·tine·ly adverb

In the thesaurus:

Entry Word: routine
Function: noun
1 an established and often automatic or monotonous series of actions followed when engaging in some activity
Synonymsgroove, pattern, rote, rut, treadmill
Related Wordscustom, fashion, habit, practice (also practise), trick, wont; approach, manner, method, procedure, strategy, style, tack, way; design, plan, program, scheme; convention, policy, tradition

2 something done over and over in order to develop skill

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