Program Definition

prōgrăm, -grəm
programed, programing, programmed, programming, programs
A proclamation.
Webster's New World
A listing of the order of events and other pertinent information for a public presentation.
American Heritage
The presentation itself.
A program of piano pieces.
American Heritage
The acts, speeches, musical pieces, etc. that make up an entertainment, ceremony, etc.
Webster's New World
An ordered list of events to take place or procedures to be followed; a schedule.
A program of physical therapy for a convalescent.
American Heritage Medicine
programed, programing, programs
To plan or prepare a program or programs.
Webster's New World
To enter or schedule in a program.
Webster's New World
To provide (a machine) with a set of coded working instructions.
American Heritage
To plan a computer program for (a task, problem, etc.)
Webster's New World
To prepare the questions and answers for (a textbook or a teaching machine to be used in programmed instruction)
Webster's New World
get with the program
  • To follow or conform to a set of guidelines or expectations.
American Heritage

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Origin of Program

  • 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") + γράφω (graphō, “I write").

    From Wiktionary

  • Late Latin programma public notice from Greek programma programmat- from prographein to write publicly pro- forth pro–2 graphein to write gerbh- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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