programming

or pro·gram·ing

[ proh-gram-ing, -gruh-ming ]
/ ˈproʊ græm ɪŋ, -grə mɪŋ /

noun

the act or process of planning or writing a program.
Radio and Television.
  1. the selection and scheduling of programs for transmission, as for a television station or network, or an Internet-based digital distributor.
  2. the programs scheduled.

Origin of programming

First recorded in 1885–90; program + -ing1

Definition for programming (2 of 2)

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.
Also especially British, pro·gramme.

Origin of program

1625–35; < Late Latin programma < 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 programming

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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Scientific definitions for programming

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 programming

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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