"routines" in the noun sense
1. routine, modus operandi
an unvarying or habitual method or procedure
2. act, routine, number, turn, bit
a short performance that is part of a longer program
"he did his act three times every evening"
"she had a catchy little routine"
"it was one of the best numbers he ever did"
3. routine, subroutine, subprogram, procedure, function
a set sequence of steps, part of larger computer program
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