[ proh-gram, -gruh m ]
/ ˈproʊ græm, -grəm /
a plan of action to accomplish a specified end: a school lunch program.
a plan or schedule of activities, procedures, etc., to be followed.
a broadcasted television or radio production or similar Internet-based content produced for distribution.
a list of items, pieces, performers, etc., in a musical, theatrical, or other entertainment.
an entertainment with reference to its pieces or numbers: a program of American and French music.
a planned, coordinated group of activities, procedures, etc., often for a specific purpose, or a facility offering such a series of activities: a drug rehabilitation program; a graduate program in linguistics.
a prospectus or syllabus: a program of courses being offered.
Also called computer program. Digital Technology. a precise sequence of instructions enabling a computer to perform a task; a piece of software.
verb (used with object), pro·grammed or pro·gramed, pro·gram·ming or pro·gram·ing.
to schedule as part of a program.
Digital Technology. to write code for (a computer program or application).
to insert or encode specific operating instructions into (a machine or apparatus): We'll program the bells to ring at ten-minute intervals.
to insert (instructions) into a machine or apparatus: An automatic release has been programmed into the lock as a safety feature.
to cause to absorb or incorporate automatic responses, attitudes, or the like; condition: Our parents programmed us to respect our elders.
to set, regulate, or modify so as to produce a specific response or reaction: Program your eating habits to eliminate sweets.
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
OTHER WORDS FROM programre·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
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Definition for programing (2 of 2)
[ proh-gram-ing, -gruh-ming ]
/ ˈproʊ græm ɪŋ, -grə mɪŋ /
the act or process of planning or writing a program.
Radio and Television.
- the selection and scheduling of programs for transmission, as for a television station or network, or an Internet-based digital distributor.
- the programs scheduled.
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British Dictionary definitions for programing
/ (ˈprəʊɡræm) /
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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Scientific definitions for programing
[ prō′grăm′ ]
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 programing
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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