from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A listing of the order of events and other pertinent information for a public presentation.
- n. The presentation itself: a program of piano pieces.
- n. A scheduled radio or television show.
- n. An ordered list of events to take place or procedures to be followed; a schedule: a program of physical therapy for a convalescent.
- n. A system of services, opportunities, or projects, usually designed to meet a social need: "Working parents rely on the center's after-school latchkey program” ( New York Times).
- n. A course of academic study; a curriculum.
- n. A plan or system of academic and related or ancillary activities: a work-study program.
- n. A plan or system of nonacademic extracurricular activities: the football program.
- n. A set of coded instructions that enables a machine, especially a computer, to perform a desired sequence of operations.
- n. An instruction sequence in programmed instruction.
- transitive v. To include or schedule in a program: program a new musical composition.
- transitive v. To design a program for; schedule the activities of.
- transitive v. To provide (a machine) with a set of coded working instructions.
- transitive v. To train to perform automatically in a desired way, as if programming a machine: programmed the children to use perfect table manners.
- transitive v. To prepare an instructional sequence for (material to be taught) in programmed instruction.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A set of structured activities.
- n. A leaflet listing information about a play, game or other activity.
- n. A performance of a show or other broadcast on radio or television.
- n. : A software application, or a collection of software applications, designed to perform a specific task.
- n. A particular mindset or method of doing things.
- v. To enter a program or other instructions into (a computer or other electronic device) to instruct it to do a particular task.
- v. To develop (software) by writing program code.
- v. To put together the schedule of an event.
- v. To cause to automatically behave in a particular way.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Same as programme.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A written or printed list of the pieces or selections which constitute a musical, theatrical, or other performance or entertainment, set down in the order of their performance or exhibition.
- n. Hence The collection of such pieces or selections. The several pieces are often called numbers.
- n. A method of operation or line of procedure prepared or announced beforehand; an outline or abstract of something to be done or carried out: as, the program of the new administration; the program of a school or university.
- n. A preface; prolegomena; a preliminary or introductory statement or announcement.
- n. Same as program music, or the chain of thoughts or images that suggests and characterizes such music.
- To make a program of; enter consecutively in or as in a program.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. arrange a program of or for
- n. a series of steps to be carried out or goals to be accomplished
- n. (computer science) a sequence of instructions that a computer can interpret and execute
- n. an announcement of the events that will occur as part of a theatrical or sporting event
- n. a radio or television show
- v. write a computer program
- n. a performance (or series of performances) at a public presentation
- n. a system of projects or services intended to meet a public need
- n. an integrated course of academic studies
- n. a document stating the aims and principles of a political party
Late Latin programma, public notice, from Greek programma, programmat-, from prographein, to write publicly : pro-, forth; see pro-2 + graphein, to write; see gerbh- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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"). (Wiktionary)