- noun a regular pattern of activity
- Within a computer program, a group of instructions which perform a given task. The term is usually utilized synonymously with subroutine, function (3), or procedure (2), and in some cases may also refer to a macro (2), bead (2), a module within a program, or even a program.
- A sequence of steps which is followed to perform a given task. Examples include bootstrap routines and check routines.
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