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 (prō′grăm′, -grəm)
a. A listing of the order of events and other pertinent information for a public presentation.
b. The presentation itself: a program of piano pieces.
2. A scheduled radio or television show.
3. An ordered list of events to take place or procedures to be followed; a schedule: a program of physical therapy for a convalescent.
4. A system of services, opportunities, or projects, usually designed to meet a social need: "Working parents rely on the center's after-school latchkey program" (New York Times).
a. A course of academic study; a curriculum.
b. A plan or system of academic and related or ancillary activities: a work-study program.
c. A plan or system of nonacademic extracurricular activities: the football program.
6. A set of coded instructions that enables a machine, especially a computer, to perform a desired sequence of operations.
7. An instruction sequence in programmed instruction.
a. All or part of the genetic code of a cell or organism.
b. A characteristic sequence of developmental or behavioral events in a cell or organism, often considered to result from the expression of genes.
c. A stimulus or training sequence that causes an organism to exhibit a behavior, as by conditioning.
tr.v. pro·grammed, pro·gram·ming, pro·grams or pro·gramed or pro·gram·ing
1. To include or schedule in a program: program a new musical composition.
2. To design a program for; schedule the activities of.
3. To provide (a machine) with a set of coded working instructions.
4. To stimulate or train to perform automatically in a specified way: consumers who have been programmed to buy brand names.
5. To prepare an instructional sequence for (material to be taught) in programmed instruction.
a. To provide (a cell or organism, for example) with a genetic program: cells that are programmed to produce insulin.
b. To cause (an effect or action) by means of a genetic program; determine genetically: "The basic housekeeping duties that a human and a yeast cell must perform are the same and are programmed by recognizably similar genes inherited from a common, single-celled ancestor" (Nicholas Wade).
get with the program
To follow or conform to a set of guidelines or expectations.

[Late Latin programma, public notice, from Greek programma, programmat-, from prographein, to write publicly : pro-, forth; see pro-2 + graphein, to write; see gerbh- in Indo-European roots.]

pro·gram′ma·bil′i·ty n.
pro′gram′ma·ble adj.


(ˈprəʊɡræm) or sometimes programme
1. (Computer Science) a sequence of coded instructions fed into a computer, enabling it to perform specified logical and arithmetical operations on data
vb, -grams, -gramming, -grammed, -grammes, -gramming or -grammed
2. (Computer Science) (tr) to feed a program into (a computer)
3. (Computer Science) (tr) to arrange (data) into a suitable form so that it can be processed by a computer
4. (Computer Science) (intr) to write a program


(ˈproʊ gr?m, -grəm)

n., v. -grammed -gramed, -gram•ming -gram•ing. n.
1. a plan of action to accomplish a specified end.
2. a schedule of activities, procedures, etc., to be followed.
3. a radio or television performance or production.
4. a list of items, pieces, performers, etc., in a musical, theatrical, or other entertainment.
5. an entertainment with reference to its pieces or numbers: a program of French songs.
6. a planned, coordinated group of activities, procedures, etc., often for a specific purpose: a drug rehabilitation program.
7. a prospectus or syllabus: a program of courses.
8. a sequence of instructions enabling a computer to perform a task; piece of software.
9. to schedule or establish as part of a program.
10. to provide a program for (a computer).
a. to insert or encode specific operating instructions into (a machine or apparatus).
b. to insert (instructions) into a machine or apparatus.
12. to inculcate with attitudes, behavior patterns, or the like; condition: to program children to respect their elders.
13. to regulate or modify: Program your eating habits to eliminate sweets.
14. to plan or write a program.
Also, esp. Brit.,pro′gramme.
[1625–35; < Late Latin programma < Greek programma public notice in writing]
pro′gram•ma•ble, adj.
pro`gram•ma•bil′i•ty, n.



A programme is a plan which has been developed for a particular purpose.

The company has begun a major new research programme.

This word is spelled program in American English.

There has been a lot of criticism of the nuclear power program.

A television or radio programme is a single broadcast, for example a play, discussion, or show.

I watched a programme on education.

This word, too, is spelled program in American English.

This is mom's favorite TV program.

A computer program is a set of instructions that a computer uses to perform a particular operation. This word is spelled program in both British and American English.

It's important to have an anti-virus program on your computer.
There must be a bug in the program.


Past participle: programmed
Gerund: programming

I program
you program
he/she/it programs
we program
you program
they program
I programmed
you programmed
he/she/it programmed
we programmed
you programmed
they programmed
Present Continuous
I am programming
you are programming
he/she/it is programming
we are programming
you are programming
they are programming
Present Perfect
I have programmed
you have programmed
he/she/it has programmed
we have programmed
you have programmed
they have programmed
Past Continuous
I was programming
you were programming
he/she/it was programming
we were programming
you were programming
they were programming
Past Perfect
I had programmed
you had programmed
he/she/it had programmed
we had programmed
you had programmed
they had programmed
I will program
you will program
he/she/it will program
we will program
you will program
they will program
Future Perfect
I will have programmed
you will have programmed
he/she/it will have programmed
we will have programmed
you will have programmed
they will have programmed
Future Continuous
I will be programming
you will be programming
he/she/it will be programming
we will be programming
you will be programming
they will be programming
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been programming
you have been programming
he/she/it has been programming
we have been programming
you have been programming
they have been programming
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been programming
you will have been programming
he/she/it will have been programming
we will have been programming
you will have been programming
they will have been programming
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been programming
you had been programming
he/she/it had been programming
we had been programming
you had been programming
they had been programming
I would program
you would program
he/she/it would program
we would program
you would program
they would program
Past Conditional
I would have programmed
you would have programmed
he/she/it would have programmed
we would have programmed
you would have programmed
they would have programmed


A list of instructions telling a computer what to do.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.program - a series of steps to be carried out or goals to be accomplishedprogram - a series of steps to be carried out or goals to be accomplished; "they drew up a six-step plan"; "they discussed plans for a new bond issue"
idea, thought - the content of cognition; the main thing you are thinking about; "it was not a good idea"; "the thought never entered my mind"
audit program, audit programme - a listing of audit procedures to be performed in completing an audit
schema, outline, scheme - a schematic or preliminary plan
master plan - a long-term outline of a project or government function; "the zoning board adopted a master plan for the new development"
blueprint, design, pattern - something intended as a guide for making something else; "a blueprint for a house"; "a pattern for a skirt"
plan of action - a plan for actively doing something
regimen, regime - (medicine) a systematic plan for therapy (often including diet)
project, projection - a planned undertaking
agenda, schedule, docket - a temporally organized plan for matters to be attended to
employee savings plan - a plan that allows employees to contribute to an investment pool managed the employer
road map, guideline - a detailed plan or explanation to guide you in setting standards or determining a course of action; "the president said he had a road map for normalizing relations with Vietnam"
stock purchase plan - an organized plan for employees of a company to buy shares of its stock
budget - a summary of intended expenditures along with proposals for how to meet them; "the president submitted the annual budget to Congress"
2.program - a system of projects or services intended to meet a public needprogram - a system of projects or services intended to meet a public need; "he proposed an elaborate program of public works"; "working mothers rely on the day care program"
system of rules, system - a complex of methods or rules governing behavior; "they have to operate under a system they oppose"; "that language has a complex system for indicating gender"
defence policy, defence program, defense policy, defense program - a program for defending a country against its enemies
educational program - a program for providing education
rehabilitation program - a program for restoring someone to good health
space program - a technological program intended to explore outer space
Superfund, Superfund program - the federal government's program to locate and investigate and clean up the worst uncontrolled and abandoned toxic waste sites nationwide; administered by the Environmental Protection Agency; "some have intimated that the Superfund's money may have turned into a political slush fund"
tax policy, tax program - a program for setting taxes
works program - a program to provide jobs on public works paid for by government funds
3.program - a radio or television show; "did you see his program last night?"
show - a social event involving a public performance or entertainment; "they wanted to see some of the shows on Broadway"
news program, news show, news - a program devoted to current events, often using interviews and commentary; "we watch the 7 o'clock news every night"
rerun - a program that is broadcast again; "she likes to watch `I love Lucy' reruns"
chat show, talk show - a program during which well-known people discuss a topic or answer questions telephoned in by the audience; "in England they call a talk show a chat show"
television program, television show, TV program, TV show - a program broadcast by television
game show, giveaway - a television or radio program in which contestants compete for awards
serial, series - a serialized set of programs; "a comedy series"; "the Masterworks concert series"
instalment, installment, episode - a part of a broadcast serial
sustaining program - a program without a commercial sponsor
4.program - a document stating the aims and principles of a political partyprogram - a document stating the aims and principles of a political party; "their candidate simply ignored the party platform"; "they won the election even though they offered no positive program"
document, papers, written document - writing that provides information (especially information of an official nature)
plank - an endorsed policy in the platform of a political party
5.program - an announcement of the events that will occur as part of a theatrical or sporting event; "you can't tell the players without a program"
promulgation, announcement - a public statement containing information about an event that has happened or is going to happen; "the announcement appeared in the local newspaper"; "the promulgation was written in English"
playbill - a theatrical program; "he couldn't find her name on the playbill"
racecard - a program for a race meeting; lists the races and the names of the horses
6.program - an integrated course of academic studies; "he was admitted to a new program at the university"
course of lectures - a series of lectures dealing with a subject
info, information - a message received and understood
crash course, crash program, crash programme - a rapid and intense course of training or research (usually undertaken in an emergency); "he took a crash course in Italian on his way to Italy"; "his first job was a crash course in survival and in learning how to get along with people"; "a crash programme is needed to create new jobs"
reading program - a program designed to teach literacy skills
degree program - a course of study leading to an academic degree
7.program - (computer science) a sequence of instructions that a computer can interpret and executeprogram - (computer science) a sequence of instructions that a computer can interpret and execute; "the program required several hundred lines of code"
computer science, computing - the branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures
software, software package, software program, software system, computer software, package - (computer science) written programs or procedures or rules and associated documentation pertaining to the operation of a computer system and that are stored in read/write memory; "the market for software is expected to expand"
anti-virus program - a computer program that checks a computer for viruses and prevents their spread
application program, applications programme, application - a program that gives a computer instructions that provide the user with tools to accomplish a task; "he has tried several different word processing applications"
binary program, binary - a pre-compiled, pre-linked program that is ready to run under a given operating system; a binary for one operating system will not run on a different operating system; "the same source code can be compiled to produce different binaries for different operating systems"
loop - a computer program that performs a series of instructions repeatedly until some specified condition is satisfied
malevolent program - a computer program designed to have undesirable or harmful effects
patch - a short set of commands to correct a bug in a computer program
assembler, assembly program - a program to convert assembly language into machine language
checking program - a program that examines other computer programs for syntax errors
compiling program, compiler - (computer science) a program that decodes instructions written in a higher order language and produces an assembly language program
debugger - a program that helps in locating and correcting programming errors
user interface, interface - (computer science) a program that controls a display for the user (usually on a computer monitor) and that allows the user to interact with the system
interpretive program, interpreter - (computer science) a program that translates and executes source language statements one line at a time
job control - a program that is called to prepare each job to be run
library program - a program in a program library
monitor program, monitoring program - a program that observes and regulates and controls or verifies the operations of a data-processing system
object program, target program - a fully compiled or assembled program ready to be loaded into the computer
source program - a program written in a language from which statements are translated into machine language
parser - a computer program that divides code up into functional components; "compilers must parse source code in order to translate it into object code"
tagging program, tagger - a computer program that attaches labels to the grammatical constituents of textual matter
relocatable program - a program that can be located in different parts of memory at different times
reusable program - a program that can be loaded once and executed repeatedly
Web Map Server, Web Map Service - a computer program that produces maps of spatially referenced data dynamically from geographic information
search engine - a computer program that retrieves documents or files or data from a database or from a computer network (especially from the internet)
self-adapting program - a program that can change its performance in response to its environment
spider, wanderer - a computer program that prowls the internet looking for publicly accessible resources that can be added to a database; the database can then be searched with a search engine
spreadsheet - a screen-oriented interactive program enabling a user to lay out financial data on the screen
stored program - a program that is stored in the memory of the computer that executes it
executive program, supervisory program, supervisor - a program that controls the execution of other programs
syntax checker - a program to check natural language syntax
system program, systems program, systems software - a program (as an operating system or compiler or utility program) that controls some aspect of the operation of a computer
text-matching - a computer program that looks for text that matches a given text; "Google uses text-matching to find web pages containing a particular text"
translating program, translator - a program that translates one programming language into another
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"
8.program - a performance (or series of performances) at a public presentation; "the program lasted more than two hours"
performance - the act of presenting a play or a piece of music or other entertainment; "we congratulated him on his performance at the rehearsal"; "an inspired performance of Mozart's C minor concerto"
bill - the entertainment offered at a public presentation
Verb1.program - arrange a program of or for; "program the 80th birthday party"
schedule - make a schedule; plan the time and place for events; "I scheduled an exam for this afternoon"
2.program - write a computer program
computer science, computing - the branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures
hack on, hack - fix a computer program piecemeal until it works; "I'm not very good at hacking but I'll give it my best"
create by mental act, create mentally - create mentally and abstractly rather than with one's hands


programme [ˈprəʊgræm] (Comput)
A. Nprograma m
B. VTprogramar
to program sth to do sthprogramar algo para que haga algo
C. VIprogramar


(COMPUTING)programme m
a computer program → un programme informatique
(US) (= plan) → programme m
(US) (on radio, TV)emission f, programme m
a TV program → une emission de television, un programme de television
(US) (at theatre, concert)programme m
(US) (= schedule of events) → programme m
[+ computer] → programmer
to be programmed to do sth [computer, machine] → etre programme(e) pour faire qch
vi (COMPUTING) [programmer] → programmer


(Comput) → Programm nt, → Anwendung f
(US) = programme N
(fig) personvorprogrammieren


program error
n (Comput) → Programmfehler m
program group
n (Comput) → Programmgruppe f


1. n (Comput) → programma m
2. vt (computer, machine) → programmare


بَرْنَامَج, بَرْنَامِج, خِطَّة, يُبَرْمِج program, programovat, systém plan, program, programmere Plan, Programm, programmieren πρόγραμμα, προγραμματίζω, σχέδιο plan, programa, programar ohjelma, ohjelmoida, suunnitelma, tietokoneohjelma plan, programme, programmer program, programirati, shema piano, programma, programmare プログラム, プログラムを作成する, 計画 계획, 프로그램, 프로그램을 짜다 programma, programmeren handlingsplan, program, programmere plan, program, zaprogramować esquema, programa, programar программа, программировать, схема plan, program, programmera แผนการ, โปรแกรม, กำหนดการ, ตั้งโปรแกรม plan, program, programlamak chương trình, kế hoạch, lên chương trình 程序, 编程, 计划


n programa m
References in classic literature ?
Who could read the program of the excursion without longing to make one of the party?
The plump boy ran after them angrily, as if vexed that their program had been disturbed.
After a brief rest at Hamburg, we made preparations for a long pedestrian trip southward in the soft spring weather, but at the last moment we changed the program, for private reasons, and took the express-train.