Definition of programming in English:


Line breaks: pro¦gram|ming
Pronunciation: /ˈprəʊɡramɪŋ


[mass noun]
  • 1The process of writing computer programs: [as modifier]: programming languages
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    • The precision necessary when writing programming languages is palpable not only for the author of technology but also for the user of technology.
    • Her unassuming husband, Ben, just wanted another computer programming gig in Silicon Valley's depressed job market.
    • When I first became a part of the computer programming industry some 25 years ago, a lot of the code was pretty buggy.
  • 2The process of scheduling something, especially radio or television programmes: the programming of shows
  • 2.1Radio or television programmes that are scheduled or broadcast: the station is to expand its late-night programming
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    • Unlike commercial television, which broadcasts free programming, satellite television is not without cost.
    • For example, regulators have historically placed considerable restrictions on simulcasting - broadcasting programming over more than one station at the same time.
    • It also will help enhance public awareness of NASA by developing documentaries and educational programming for television broadcast.

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