a course, way, or road for passage or travel:
What’s the shortest route to Boston?
a customary or regular line of passage or travel:
a ship on the North Atlantic route.
a specific itinerary, round, or number of stops regularly visited by a person in the performance of his or her work or duty:
a newspaper route; a mail carrier’s route.
verb (used with object), routed, routing.
to fix the route of:
to route a tour.
to send or forward by a particular route:
to route mail to its proper destination.
go the route, Informal.

to see something through to completion:
It was a tough assignment, but he went the route.
Baseball. to pitch the complete game:
The heat and humidity were intolerable, but the pitcher managed to go the route.

the choice of roads taken to get to a place
a regular journey travelled
(capital) (US) a main road between cities: Route 66
(mountaineering) the direction or course taken by a climb
(med) the means by which a drug or agent is administered or enters the body, such as by mouth or by injection: oral route
verb (transitive) routes, routing, routeing, routed
to plan the route of; send by a particular route
/root/ The sequence of hosts, routers, bridges, gateways, and other devices that network traffic takes, or could take, from its source to its destination. As a verb, to determine the link down which to send a packet, that will minimise its total journey time according to some routeing algorithm.
You can find the route from your computer to another using the program traceroute on Unix or tracert on Microsoft Windows.


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