a usual or regular method of procedureThe players had to change their daily routine.
He did not follow the correct procedure in applying for a visa.
the programme for reform outlined by the Soviet President
You'll have to get used to my mother's odd little ways.
The wish to impose order upon confusion is a kind of intellectual instinct.
a public inquiry into bank practices
new teaching methods
All three attacks followed the same pattern.
The new peace formula means hostilities have ended.
It was his custom to approach every problem cautiously.
a fruitful convergence with past usage and custom
Keith woke early, as was his wont.
lockstep (US, Canadian)
the boring repetition of tasksthe mundane routine of her life
She felt she would go mad with the tedium of the job.
monotony, , ,
A night out may help break the monotony of the week.
He had given up attending lectures out of sheer boredom.
the dullness of their routine life
ennui (literary), , , , ,
She suffered from ennui whenever she was alone.
(informal) like a Marx Brothers routine
She made a big performance of cooking the dinner.
a five-minute humorous sketch
the most brilliant comic turn in television history
Don't be fooled by that line about having seen you before somewhere.
Numerous bands are playing, as well as comedy acts.
crumpled bits of paper
The equipment was taken down the shaft in pieces.
relating to or characteristic of routinea series of routine medical tests
She's smiling her usual, friendly smile.
It was standard practice for them to advise in cases of murder.
The two countries have resumed normal diplomatic relations.
The hospital claimed they were simply following their normal procedure.
It is customary to offer a drink or a snack to guests.
It was just an ordinary day for us.
They are already familiar faces on our TV screens.
typical pastimes such as watching films and reading
the cost of fuel and electricity used by a conventional system
an exhilarating escape from the drudgery of everyday life
He soon recovered his habitual geniality.
an escape from the tedium of the workaday world
So many days are routine and uninteresting.
boring television programmes
They can both be rather dull.
the tedious business of line-by-line programming
the tiresome old lady next door
trapped in a humdrum but well-paid job
Film critics called it a monumentally unimaginative movie.
The script was singularly uninspired.
That's the old hackneyed phrase, but it's true.
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in the sense of act
a short performance, such as a sketch or danceNumerous bands are playing, as well as comedy acts.
in the sense of bit
a small piece, portion, or quantitycrumpled bits of paper
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