routine-n; 3 Senses

Sense Number 1: regular method or procedure of doing something

Commentary: ROUTINE[+activity][+procedure][+regular]

Mary's daily routine includes an hour at the gym, and lunch at her desk.
The young men became bored with the weary routine of factory work.
Their routine is to drink beer and shoot some pool after work on Fridays.
He hasn't followed the usual routine of a freshman congressman in Washington.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1

Sense Number 2: a short performance, often theatrical

Commentary: ROUTINE[+event][+performance][+brief][+theatrical/+competitive]

That's an old song-and-dance routine from vaudeville.
Each dance couple performs three routines during the competition.
The judges were impressed by the young Romanian's gymnastics routine.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2

Sense Number 3: a sequence of logic steps in a computer program

Commentary: ROUTINE[+entity][+symbolic][+sequence][+logic][+program][+computer]

John wrote a recursive pattern-matching routine for his computer science project.
This manual describes a bunch of utility routines for UNIX.
I had to write a routine to create graphical output of the test results.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3