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Fault-protection software has been programmed to ignore that—powering through it.
Last year Namita programmed a whole raft of Dalit or “untouchable” writers from across India.
But though they played the rest of the game in catch-up mode, their machine had been programmed to win all along.
Sherman Washington programmed gospel music at the festival from 1972 until shortly before his death in 2011.
If the ships ran into a situation for which they were not programmed, they'd be paralyzed, at least temporarily.
This was the race as programmed; this was the Pitkin annual clean-up as planned.
The Tomcat programmed the slaughter for that last moment when the setting sun should touch the hard, gray skyline.
This particular android, Barrent realized, was programmed only to look for rats and mice.
Nevertheless, robot secretaries were all programmed and rated female—and it was wise to be polite to them.
1630s, "public notice," from Late Latin programma "proclamation, edict," from Greek programma "a written public notice," from stem of prographein "to write publicly," from pro- "forth" (see pro-) + graphein "to write" (see -graphy).
General sense of "a definite plan or scheme" is recorded from 1837. Meaning "list of pieces at a concert, playbill" first recorded 1805 and retains the original sense. That of "objects or events suggested by music" is from 1854. Sense of "broadcasting presentation" is from 1923. Computer sense (noun and verb) is from 1945. Spelling programme, established in Britain, is from French in modern use and began to be used early 19c., originally especially in the "playbill" sense. Program music attested from 1877.
1889, "write program notes;" 1896, "arrange according to program," from program (n.). Of computers from 1945. From 1963 in the figurative sense of "to train to behave in a predetermined way." Related: Programmed; programming.
To train; predispose by rigorous teaching, condition: He's programmed to be polite to old ladies and all (1966+ fr computers)