AskDefine | Define routinely

Dictionary Definition

routinely adv : according to routine or established practice; "he routinely parked in a no-parking zone" [syn: habitually]

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  1. In a routine manner, in a way that has become common or expected.
  2. Done by rote or habit, as part of a routine, without attention or concern.
    We routinely test the fire extinguishers but no one ever expects them to fail.

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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