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program

[ proh-gram, -gruhm ]
/ ˈproʊ græm, -grəm /
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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.

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Also especially British, pro·gramme .

Origin of program

First recorded in 1625–35; from Late Latin programma, from Greek prógramma “public notice in writing”; see pro-2, -gram1

OTHER WORDS FROM program

re·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

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH program

pogrom, 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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Scientific 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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Cultural 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.

The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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