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|Noun||1.||utility routine - a routine that can be used as needed|
service program, utility program, utility - (computer science) a program designed for general support of the processes of a computer; "a computer system provides utility programs to perform the tasks needed by most users"
subprogram, subroutine, procedure, routine, function - a set sequence of steps, part of larger computer program
dump routine - a routine that writes from an internal store to some external medium
input routine - a routine that writes from an external source to an internal store
output routine - a routine that controls an output device