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prog 1

Pronunciation: /prɒɡ/

noun

British informal
1A television or radio programme: I don’t watch cookery progs
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  • Here's hoping he has more women artists/bands and guests in future progs.
  • But could they draw out a telly prog any further?
  • It's brilliant, best thing on telly by a mile: fabulous 4th prog.
2A computer program: there are progs for the PC that will convert images to sound
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  • She's running the install prog and not using the updater.
  • I know I need to burn off all mah stuff from that work machine tho and remove all the progs that aren't necessary.
  • Each parameter has a tortuous history of manual and semi-automated interventions that I simply cannot just go back to early versions and run the update prog.

Origin

1930s: abbreviation of programme.

Words that rhyme with prog

agog, befog, blog, bog, clog, cog, dog, flog, fog, grog, hog, Hogg, hotdog, jog, log, nog, slog, smog, snog, sprog, tautog, tog, trog

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prog 2

Pronunciation: /prɒɡ/
informal

noun

1 (also prog rock) [mass noun] A style of rock music popular especially in the 1970s and characterized by classical influences, the use of keyboard instruments, and lengthy compositions: the band’s blend of prog, psychedelia, and '60s pop I’m a child of the 60s and love prog rock [as modifier]: a prog rock band
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  • Before punk came along I'd fallen victim to the excesses of prog rock.
  • Battle lines are being drawn over this new symphonic prog rock as we speak.
  • I was inspired by the '70s prog - like Traffic - he played.
2US An advocate of social reform; a progressive: if she decides to run, the hard-core progs will not support her anyway
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  • Indonesia is not full of progs like we are.
  • The progs will rule to uphold the subsidies.
  • The closer we get to the elections, the more reluctant the progs will be to rock the boat.

adjective

Relating to or denoting rock music characterized by classical influences, the use of keyboard instruments, and lengthy compositions; progressive: one of the most important prog albums of all time Tesseract sound very prog to me
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  • At this point the band were more psychedelic fledglings than soaring prog jazz birds of paradise.
  • But you can hear that it's done with passion by someone who's loved spacey electronic sounds ever since his parents introduced him to prog music as a child.
  • This is raw and raucous rock - pounding drums, throttled prog riffs and breathy, hypnotic invocations.

Origin

1950s (in sense 2): abbreviation of progressive.

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