Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A listing of the order of events and other pertinent information for a public presentation.
  • noun The presentation itself.
  • noun A scheduled radio or television show.
  • noun An ordered list of events to take place or procedures to be followed; a schedule.
  • noun A system of services, opportunities, or projects, usually designed to meet a social need.
  • noun A course of academic study; a curriculum.
  • noun A plan or system of academic and related or ancillary activities.
  • noun A plan or system of nonacademic extracurricular activities.
  • noun A set of coded instructions that enables a machine, especially a computer, to perform a desired sequence of operations.
  • noun An instruction sequence in programmed instruction.
  • noun All or part of the genetic code of a cell or organism.
  • noun A characteristic sequence of developmental or behavioral events in a cell or organism, often considered to result from the expression of genes.
  • noun A stimulus or training sequence that causes an organism to exhibit a behavior, as by conditioning.
  • transitive verb To include or schedule in a program.
  • transitive verb To design a program for; schedule the activities of.
  • transitive verb To provide (a machine) with a set of coded working instructions.
  • transitive verb To stimulate or train to perform automatically in a specified way.
  • transitive verb To prepare an instructional sequence for (material to be taught) in programmed instruction.
  • transitive verb To provide (a cell or organism, for example) with a genetic program.
  • transitive verb To cause (an effect or action) by means of a genetic program; determine genetically.
  • idiom (get with the program) To follow or conform to a set of guidelines or expectations.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Same as program music, or the chain of thoughts or images that suggests and characterizes such music.
  • noun 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.
  • noun Hence The collection of such pieces or selections. The several pieces are often called numbers.
  • noun 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.
  • noun A preface; prolegomena; a preliminary or introductory statement or announcement.
  • To make a program of; enter consecutively in or as in a program.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Same as programme.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A set of structured activities.
  • noun A leaflet listing information about a play, game or other activity.
  • noun A performance of a show or other broadcast on radio or television.
  • noun computing : A software application, or a collection of software applications, designed to perform a specific task.
  • noun A particular mindset or method of doing things.
  • verb transitive To enter a program or other instructions into (a computer or other electronic device) to instruct it to do a particular task.
  • verb transitive To develop (software) by writing program code.
  • verb transitive To put together the schedule of an event.
  • verb transitive To cause to automatically behave in a particular way.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb arrange a program of or for
  • noun a series of steps to be carried out or goals to be accomplished
  • noun (computer science) a sequence of instructions that a computer can interpret and execute
  • noun an announcement of the events that will occur as part of a theatrical or sporting event
  • noun a radio or television show
  • verb write a computer program
  • noun a performance (or series of performances) at a public presentation
  • noun a system of projects or services intended to meet a public need
  • noun an integrated course of academic studies

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Late Latin programma, public notice, from Greek programma, programmat-, from prographein, to write publicly : pro-, forth; see pro– + graphein, to write; see gerbh- in Indo-European roots.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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").

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