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.
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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
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH programpogrom, program
Example sentences from the Web for program
The flight management computers include the navigation data programmed for every flight.Red Tape and Black Boxes: Why We Keep ‘Losing’ Airliners in 2014|Clive Irving|December 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Australians are just not programmed for these things and look at it in general as something going on overseas.
They openly brag about how gamers are “programmed to win” as a positive thing.Rage Against GamerGate’s Hate Machine: What I Got For Speaking Up|Arthur Chu|November 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Everything in the cage will be programmed from moment to moment.A ‘Truman Show’ For Today: The Return of Josh Harris|Anthony Haden-Guest|July 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
That Eugene was programmed to be a non-native English speaker gave it an advantage; similarly that it was meant to be 13.The AI That Wasn’t: Why ‘Eugene Goostman’ Didn’t Pass the Turing Test|Elizabeth Lopatto|June 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
We have prints out and have programmed part of the operation.Warren Commission (5 of 26): Hearings Vol. V (of 15)|The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
If the ships ran into a situation for which they were not programmed, they'd be paralyzed, at least temporarily.The Status Civilization|Robert Sheckley
The rocket was programmed to reach twelve G during first-stage flight—twelve times the force of gravity!The Scarlet Lake Mystery|Harold Leland Goodwin
Nevertheless, robot secretaries were all programmed and rated female—and it was wise to be polite to them.The Real Hard Sell|William W Stuart
Namely, one of these superbly-programmed cocktails, as only Casey can turn out.Next Door, Next World|Robert Donald Locke
British Dictionary definitions for program
verb -grams, -gramming, -grammed, -grammes, -gramming or -grammed
Scientific definitions for program
Cultural definitions for 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.