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

  • n. The designing, scheduling, or planning of a program, as in broadcasting.
  • n. The writing of a computer program.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. Present participle of program.
  • n. The designing, scheduling or planning of a radio or television program / programme
  • n. brain-washing
  • n. The act of writing a computer program.
  • n. The software that controls a machine, or the logic or expressed in such software; operating instructions

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

  • n. creating a sequence of instructions to enable the computer to do something
  • n. setting an order and time for planned events


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