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pro·gram (pr gr m , -gr m) n. 1. 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). 5. 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. tr.v. pro·grammed
pro·grams 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 train to perform automatically in a desired way, as if programming a machine: programmed the children to use perfect table manners. 5. To prepare an instructional sequence for (material to be taught) in programmed instruction.
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. program
or sometimes programme n 1. (Computer Science) a sequence of coded instructions fed into a computer, enabling it to perform specified logical and arithmetical operations on data vb
-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 pro•gram (ˈproʊ græm, -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. v.t.
9. to schedule or establish as part of a program.
10. to provide a program for (a computer). 11.
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. v.i.
14. to plan or write a program.
esp. Brit., pro′gramme.
[1625–35; < Late Latin
programma < Greek prógramma public notice in writing] pro′gram•ma•ble, adj. pro`gram•ma•bil′i•ty, n.
program (pr gr m )
A organized system of instructions and data interpreted by a computer. Programming instructions are often referred to as code. See more at
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is a plan which has been developed for a particular purpose. programme 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
is a single broadcast, for example a play, discussion, or show. programme I watched a programme on education.
This word, too, is spelled
program in American English. This is mom's favorite TV program.
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. program Past participle: programmed Gerund: programming
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Thesaurus Legend: Synonyms Related Words Antonyms
Noun 1. program - 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
- the content of cognition; the main thing you are thinking about; "it was not a good idea"; "the thought never entered my mind"
- a long-term outline of a project or government function; "the zoning board adopted a master plan for the new development"
- something intended as a guide for making something else; "a blueprint for a house"; "a pattern for a skirt"
- (medicine) a systematic plan for therapy (often including diet)
employee savings plan
- a plan that allows employees to contribute to an investment pool managed the employer
- 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"
- 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 need; "he proposed an elaborate program of public works"; "working mothers rely on the day care program" system of rules
- 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"
- a technological program intended to explore outer space
- 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"
- 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"
- a program devoted to current events, often using interviews and commentary; "we watch the 7 o'clock news every night"
- a program that is broadcast again; "she likes to watch `I love Lucy' reruns"
- 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"
- a television or radio program in which contestants compete for awards
- a serialized set of programs; "a comedy series"; "the Masterworks concert series"
4. program - 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" 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
- 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"
- a theatrical program; "he couldn't find her name on the playbill"
- 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" crash course
- 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"
7. program - (computer science) a sequence of instructions that a computer can interpret and execute; "the program required several hundred lines of code" computer science
- the branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures
- a computer program that checks a computer for viruses and prevents their spread
- 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"
- a computer program that performs a series of instructions repeatedly until some specified condition is satisfied
- a short set of commands to correct a bug in a computer program
- a program that examines other computer programs for syntax errors
- (computer science) a program that decodes instructions written in a higher order language and produces an assembly language program
- a program that helps in locating and correcting programming errors
- (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
- a program that is called to prepare each job to be run
- a program written in a language from which statements are translated into machine language
- a computer program that divides code up into functional components; "compilers must parse source code in order to translate it into object code"
- a computer program that attaches labels to the grammatical constituents of textual matter
- a program that can be located in different parts of memory at different times
- a computer program that retrieves documents or files or data from a database or from a computer network (especially from the internet)
- 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
- a screen-oriented interactive program enabling a user to lay out financial data on the screen
- a program that is stored in the memory of the computer that executes it
- a computer program that looks for text that matches a given text; "Google uses text-matching to find web pages containing a particular text"
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"
- the entertainment offered at a public presentation
Verb 1. 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
- the branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures
- fix a computer program piecemeal until it works; "I'm not very good at hacking but I'll give it my best"
Translations program programme [ˈprəʊgræm]
program vt (fig) person → vorprogrammieren program
program group n (Comput) → Programmgruppe f program
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