programming meaning

[ 'prəugræmiŋ ] Pronunciation:   "programming" in a sentence
Noun: programming  prowgraming
  1. Setting an order and time for planned events
    - scheduling, programing [US] 
  2. Creating a sequence of instructions to enable the computer to do something
    - programing [US], computer programming, computer programing
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]

Derived forms: programmings

See also: programmer

Type of: create by mental act, create mentally, creating by mental acts, planning, schedule

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Programming


[Business]
AmE / noun [U]

1 (IT ) (also computer programming)

the process of writing and testing programs for computers:

a high level programming language

a career in computer programming

2

the planning of which television or radio programmes to broadcast:

Market forces do not encourage quality programming.


[Computer]
1. The art of debugging a blank sheet of paper (or, in these days of on-line editing, the art of debugging an empty file).

2. A pastime similar to banging one's head against a wall, but with fewer opportunities for reward.

3. The most fun you can have with your clothes on (although clothes are not mandatory).

Examples

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  1. that concludes our programme for this transmission ...
  2. this bodes ill for the failure of the programme.
  3. reception of tv programmes is unsatisfactory here.
  4. new programmes will appear in the fall on television.
  5. the bbc light programme caters for the masses.

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