program

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From French programme, from Late Latin programma (a proclamation, edict), from Ancient Greek πρόγραμμα (prógramma, a written public notice, an edict), from προγράφω (prográphō, I set forth as a public notice), from πρό (pró, before) + γράφω (gráphō, I write).

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Noun[edit]

program (plural programs)

  1. A set of structured activities.
    • Our program for today’s exercise class includes swimming and jogging.
  2. A leaflet listing information about a play, game or other activity.
    • The program consisted of ads for restaurants and the credits of everyone connected with the play.
  3. A performance of a show or other broadcast on radio or television.
    • Tonight’s program was hosted by Johnny Carson.
  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.
    • Come on, John, why don’t you get with the program and tell him where the detonators are? – Ellis in the movie Die Hard.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Usage of program and programme:
    • US: program is the only spelling normally used.
    • UK: programme is used in all cases except for computer code, in which case program is generally used. Older sources may use programme for computer code.
    • Canada: both program and programme are used, but programme is more common.
    • Australia: program is endorsed by the Australian government, but programme is most common.
    • New Zealand: programme is favoured by New Zealand dictionaries, and is endorsed by government usage; program is rarely seen.

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Translations[edit]

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Verb[edit]

program (third-person singular simple present programs, present participle programming, simple past and past participle programmed)

  1. (transitive) To enter a program or other instructions into (a computer or other electronic device) to instruct it to do a particular task.
    • He programmed the DVR to record his favorite show.
  2. (transitive) To develop (software) by writing program code.
    I programmed a small game as a demonstration.
  3. (transitive) To put together the schedule of an event.
    • Mary will program Tuesday’s festivities.
  4. (transitive) To cause to automatically behave in a particular way.
    • The lab rat was programmed to press the lever when the bell rang.

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Czech[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

program m

  1. program (set of activities)
  2. program (for theater or TV)
  3. program (computing)
  4. agenda (of a meeting)

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Friulian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Late Latin programma (a proclamation, edict), from Ancient Greek πρόγραμμα (prógramma, a written public notice, an edict).

Noun[edit]

program m (plural programs)

  1. program

Hungarian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈproɡrɒm/
  • Hyphenation: prog‧ram

Noun[edit]

program (plural programok)

  1. program (set of activities)
  2. (computing) program
  3. (politics) platform

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Ladin[edit]

Noun[edit]

program m (plural programs)

  1. programme
  2. manifesto

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Noun[edit]

program n (definite singular programmet, indefinite plural program or programmer, definite plural programma or programmene)

  1. a programme (UK) or program (US)
  2. (computing) a program (US and UK) (although programme is also used in British English)
  3. schedule

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Noun[edit]

program n (definite singular programmet, indefinite plural program, definite plural programma)

  1. a programme (UK) or program (US)
  2. (computing) a program (US and UK) (although programme is also used in British English)

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Polish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

program m inan

  1. program (structured set of activities)
  2. program (broadcasted show)
  3. program (software)

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Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French programme

Noun[edit]

program n (plural programe)

  1. program

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Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Noun[edit]

prògram m (Cyrillic spelling про̀грам)

  1. program (set of activities)
  2. program (for theater or TV)
  3. program (computing)

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Slovak[edit]

Noun[edit]

program m

  1. program (set of structured activities)
  2. program (computer program)

External links[edit]

  • program in Slovak dictionaries at korpus.sk

Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

pro- +‎ -gram

Noun[edit]

program n

  1. a program (a set of structured activities)
  2. a program (a leaflet listing information about a play, game or other activity)
  3. a program (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 program on a washing machine; a cycle

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Turkish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French programme.

Noun[edit]

program (definite accusative programı, plural programlar)

  1. program
  2. (programming) program

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