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[mass noun] The prevalence or domination of routine.
- ‘This was a routine exercise, or rather perhaps an exercise in routinism.’
- ‘This routinism extends to most of the performances, though Plummer, Domini Blythe as Goneril and Godin are the principal exceptions.’
- ‘The army of typists, filing clerks, cashiers and drivers were inefficient, reluctant to take initiative, and imbued with an ethos of red tape and routinism.’
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