Definition of programmatic in English:

programmatic

Line breaks: pro¦gram|mat¦ic
Pronunciation: /prəʊɡrəˈmatɪk
 
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adjective

  • 1Of the nature of or according to a programme, schedule, or method: a programmatic approach to change
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    • Part III, Urbanising Landscape, discusses programmatic and other new approaches to significant public open space.
    • The Commission used this new flexibility to develop its own regional priorities, and to introduce its own programmatic approach to regional assistance.
    • The volume is programmatic in its approach to the status of CEBs.
  • 2Of the nature of programme music: programmatic tone poems and operas
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    • Apart from the Faust music, his most remarkable work is the programmatic symphonic poem Macbeth.
    • It is perhaps the most programmatic of Mahler's symphonies.
    • The piece Wind is reminiscent of a programmatic étude, requiring finger fluency and agility to execute quick pentatonic scale passages in both hands.

Derivatives

programmatically

Pronunciation: /-grəˈmatɪk(ə)li/
adverb
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  • New technological arts were first cultivated programmatically in the Christian monasteries, which were the seats of learning and which were instrumental in the foundation of our current educational system.
  • The newspapers and TV channels claim to render reality visible, but in fact, they diffuse a version of reality in which some events and trends are projected, while others are programmatically edited away.
  • At his best, Burke writes in a muscular prose that captures, vividly if programmatically, the ebb and flow of battle, the sheer luck of survival, and the complicated politics of the era.

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