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.
- program director,
- program generator,
- program music,
- program picture,
- program statement
Origin of program
Examples from the Web for programmed
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
Light Emitting Diodes embedded in the panels could be programmed to light up with decorations, or with messages.
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
"It probably was operated either by programmed automatics or by remote control," Hilton decided, finally.Masters of Space|Edward Elmer Smith
The Tomcat programmed the slaughter for that last moment when the setting sun should touch the hard, gray skyline.The Sunset Trail|Alfred Henry Lewis
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
This particular android, Barrent realized, was programmed only to look for rats and mice.The Status Civilization|Robert Sheckley
verb -grams, -gramming, -grammed, -grammes, -gramming or -grammed
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.
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.