program meaning

[ 'prəugræm ] Pronunciation:   "program" in a sentence
Noun: program  prowgram
  1. A series of steps to be carried out or goals to be accomplished
Verb: program (programmed,programming, or [US] programed,programing)  prowgram
  1. Arrange a program of or for
    "program the 80th birthday party"
    - programme [Brit, Cdn] 
  2. Write a computer program
    - programme [Brit, Cdn]

Sounds like: programme

Derived forms: programmed, programs, programed

See also: programing [US], programmer

Type of: announcement, computer software, create by mental act, create mentally, document, idea, info, information, package, papers, performance, promulgation, schedule, show, software, software package, software program, software system, system, system of rules, thought, written document

Encyclopedia: Program


A statement prepared by or for an owner, with or without an architect's assistance, setting forth the conditions and objectives for a building project including its general purpose and detailed requirements, such as a complete listing of the rooms required, their sizes, special facilities, etc.

AmE / noun, verb

noun [C]


1 (IT ) (also computer program)

a set of instructions in code that control the operations or functions of a computer:

Load the program into the computer.

❖ to load/download/install/uninstall a program

◆ to run/design/develop/execute/use/write a program


verb (-mm-, AmE also -m-)

1 (IT ) [+ obj or no obj]

to give a computer, etc. a set of instructions to make it perform a particular task:

The company trained her to program.

The printer can be programmed to handle any font.


1. In computer operations, a detailed sequence of instructions representing an algorithm
(the necessary steps in solving a problem) that can be implemented by a computer.
2. The content of a radio or television broadcast during a specified period of time.
3. In audio recording, the composite output from the mixer, used to make the master tape or disc.

or chiefly Brit pro·gramme n : a sequence of coded instructions (as genes or behavioral responses) that is part of an organism
or chiefly Brit programme vt -grammed or -gramed; -gram·ming or -gram·ing
1 : to code in an organism's program
2 : to provide with a biological program ‹cells programmed to synthesize hemoglobin›


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  1. the program scored a real hit with the public.
  2. the programs are financed by advertising.
  3. the grower can modify his cultural program.
  4. the new tax program is now over the hill.
  5. this procedure is called program documentation.

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