"routes" in the noun sense
1. path, route, itinerary
an established line of travel or access
2. road, route
an open way (generally public) for travel or transportation
"routes" in the verb sense
send documents or materials to appropriate destinations
send via a specific route
divert in a specified direction
"divert the low voltage to the engine cylinders"
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