Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun routine

3 senses of routine

Sense 1
routine, modus operandi -- (an unvarying or habitual method or procedure)
       => procedure, process -- (a particular course of action intended to achieve a result; "the procedure of obtaining a driver's license"; "it was a process of trial and error")

Sense 2
act, routine, number, turn, bit -- (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")
       => performance, public presentation -- (a dramatic or musical entertainment; "they listened to ten different performances"; "the play ran for 100 performances"; "the frequent performances of the symphony testify to its popularity")

Sense 3
routine, subroutine, subprogram, procedure, function -- (a set sequence of steps, part of larger computer program)
       => software, software program, computer software, software system, software package, package -- ((computer science) written programs or procedures or rules and associated documentation pertaining to the operation of a computer system and that are stored in read/write memory; "the market for software is expected to expand")

Antonyms of adj routine

1 sense of routine

Sense 1
everyday, mundane, quotidian, routine, unremarkable, workaday -- (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)

INDIRECT (VIA ordinary) -> extraordinary -- (beyond what is ordinary or usual; highly unusual or exceptional or remarkable; "extraordinary authority"; "an extraordinary achievement"; "her extraordinary beauty"; "enjoyed extraordinary popularity"; "an extraordinary capacity for work"; "an extraordinary session of the legislature")

Similarity of adj routine

1 sense of routine

Sense 1
everyday, mundane, quotidian, routine, unremarkable, workaday -- (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)
       => ordinary (vs. extraordinary) -- (not exceptional in any way especially in quality or ability or size or degree; "ordinary everyday objects"; "ordinary decency"; "an ordinary day"; "an ordinary wine")

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