pro•gram(prō′gram, -grəm),USA pronunciationn., v.,-grammed or -gramed, -gram•ming or -gram•ing. n.
a plan of action to accomplish a specified end:a school lunch program.
a plan or schedule of activities, procedures, etc., to be followed.
Show Businessa radio or television performance or production.
Show Businessa list of items, pieces, performers, etc., in a musical, theatrical, or other entertainment.
Show Businessan entertainment with reference to its pieces or numbers:a program of American and French music.
a planned, coordinated group of activities, procedures, etc., often for a specific purpose, or a facility offering such a series of activities:a drug rehabilitation program; a graduate program in linguistics.
a prospectus or syllabus:a program of courses being offered.
a systematic plan for the automatic solution of a problem by a computer.
the precise sequence of instructions enabling a computer to solve a problem.
to schedule as part of a program.
Computingto prepare a program for.
to insert or encode specific operating instructions into (a machine or apparatus):We'll program the bells to ring at ten-minute intervals.
to insert (instructions) into a machine or apparatus:An automatic release has been programmed into the lock as a safety feature.
to cause to absorb or incorporate automatic responses, attitudes, or the like; condition:Our parents programmed us to respect our elders.
to set, regulate, or modify so as to produce a specific response or reaction:Program your eating habits to eliminate sweets.
to plan or write a program.
Greek prógramma public notice in writing. See pro-2, -gram1
Collocations: program [the computer, your phone, the system, the server, your remote] (to), a [social, community, housing, rehabilitation, treatment, workout] program, the program [director, manager, editor, designer, writer], more...
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