program

[ proh-gram, -gruh m ]
/ ˈproʊ græm, -grəm /

noun

verb (used with object), pro·grammed or pro·gramed, pro·gram·ming or pro·gram·ing.

verb (used without object), pro·grammed or pro·gramed, pro·gram·ming or pro·gram·ing.

to plan or write a program.
Digital Technology. to write computer code.

Nearby words

  1. prognostic chart,
  2. prognosticate,
  3. prognostication,
  4. progradation,
  5. prograde,
  6. program director,
  7. program generator,
  8. program music,
  9. program picture,
  10. program statement

Also especially British, pro·gramme.

Origin of program

1625–35; < Late Latin programma < Greek prógramma “public notice in writing.” See pro-2, -gram1

Related formsre·pro·gram, verb (used with object), re·pro·grammed or re·pro·gramed, re·pro·gram·ming or re·pro·gram·ing.un·pro·grammed, adjective

Can be confusedpogrom program

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British Dictionary definitions for program

program

sometimes programme

/ (ˈprəʊɡræm) /

noun

a sequence of coded instructions fed into a computer, enabling it to perform specified logical and arithmetical operations on data

verb -grams, -gramming, -grammed, -grammes, -gramming or -grammed

(tr) to feed a program into (a computer)
(tr) to arrange (data) into a suitable form so that it can be processed by a computer
(intr) to write a program
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Word Origin and History for program
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Science definitions for program

program

[ prōgrăm′ ]

A organized system of instructions and data interpreted by a computer. Programming instructions are often referred to as code. See more at source code. See also programming language.
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Culture definitions for program

program

A series of instructions given to a computer to direct it to carry out certain operations. The term code is often used to denote large-scale operations.

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