programmable

or pro·gram·a·ble

[ proh-gram-uh-buh l, proh-gram- ]
/ ˈproʊ græm ə bəl, proʊˈgræm- /

adjective

capable of being programmed.

noun

an electronic device, as a calculator or telephone, that can be programmed to perform specific tasks.

Nearby words

  1. program music,
  2. program picture,
  3. program statement,
  4. program trading,
  5. program, to,
  6. programmatic,
  7. programmatic ,
  8. programmatically,
  9. programme,
  10. programme evaluation and review technique

Origin of programmable

First recorded in 1955–60; program + -able

Related formspro·gram·ma·bil·i·ty, nounnon·pro·gram·ma·ble, adjectivere·pro·gram·ma·ble, adjectiveun·pro·gram·ma·ble, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for reprogrammable

programmable

programable

/ (prəʊˈɡræməbəl) /

adjective

(esp of a device or operation) capable of being programmed for automatic operation or computer processing
Derived Formsprogrammability, noun

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Word Origin and History for reprogrammable

programmable

adj.

1959, from program (v.) + -able.

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