I’m looking for a more professional term or phrase to describe “day to day task” or a task that is very common for a particular role of work.

Thanks in advance!

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    What do you find "unprofessional" about your current selection? I cannot see it.
    – tchrist
    Apr 1, 2015 at 3:10
  • "Daily" or "Regular" task is what we use at my job.
    – Nicole
    Apr 1, 2015 at 3:28

2 Answers 2


How about routine tasks?

Routine: commonplace tasks, chores, or duties as must be done regularly or at specified intervals; typical or everyday activity:


From Thesaurus.com:

day-to-day [ dey-tuh-dey ] Main Entry: daily Part of Speech: adjective Definition: occurring every day; during the day

Synonyms: circadian, common, commonplace, constantly, cyclic, day after day, day by day, day-to-day, diurnal, everyday, from day to day, often, once a day, once daily, ordinary, per diem, periodic, quotidian, regular, regularly, routine

My comment:

Of the synonyms listed above, circadian, diurnal and quotidian are more formal, being Latinate; these are less likely to be understood in casual speech or non-academic writing.

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