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Meaning of program by Wiktionary Dictionary


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    From French programme, from Late Latin programma ( “a proclamation, edict” ), from Ancient Greek πρόγραμμα ( programma, “a written public notice, an edict” ), from προγράφω ( prographō, “I set forth as a public notice” ), from πρό ( pro, “before” ) +, from γράφω ( graphō, “I write” ) .


    • ( Canada ) IPA: /ˈpɹoʊɡɹæm/
    • ( RP ) IPA: /ˈpɹəʊɡɹam/, X-SAMPA: /"pr@Ugr{m/
    • ( US ) enPR: prōʹgrăm, IPA: /ˈpɹoʊɡɹæm/, X-SAMPA: /"proUgr{m/
    • ( Southern US ) enPR: prōʹgrəm, IPA: /ˈpɹoʊɡɹəm/, X-SAMPA: /"proUgr@m/


    program ( plural: programs )

    1. A set of structured activities.
    2. A leaflet listing information about a play, game or other activity.
    3. A performance of a show or other broadcast on radio or television.
    4. ( computing ): A software application, or a collection of software applications, designed to perform a specific task.
    5. A particular mindset or method of doing things.

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    • program in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
    • program in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911

Explanation of program by Wordnet Dictionary


    1. arrange a program of or for

    2. program the 80th birthday party
    3. write a computer program

    1. a performance ( or series of performances ) at a public presentation

    2. the program lasted more than two hours
    3. a series of steps to be carried out or goals to be accomplished

    4. a system of projects or services intended to meet a public need

    5. he proposed an elaborate program of public works
      working mothers rely on the day care program
    6. a document stating the aims and principles of a political party

    7. they won the election even though they offered no positive program
    8. a sequence of instructions that a computer can interpret and execute

    9. the program required several hundred lines of code
    10. a radio or television show

    11. did you see his program last night?
    12. an integrated course of academic studies

    13. he was admitted to a new program at the university
    14. an announcement of the events that will occur as part of a theatrical or sporting event

    15. you can't tell the players without a program

    Definition of program by GCIDE Dictionary


    1. computer program n. a sequence of instructions, stored in any medium, that can be interpreted and executed by a computer; -- called most frequently a program. This term is used both for the written program ( a document ) and for its corresponding electronic version stored or executed on the computer. See instruction; as, “Version 1.0 of the program had a serious bug that caused the computer to crash frequently.”.

      Syn. -- program, program, computer programme.

    2. Program n. Same as Programme.