- 1A planned series of future events, items, or performances: a weekly program of films the program includes Dvorak’s New World symphonyMore example sentences
- As a part of the festival, bird-watching tours, a fishermen exhibition, boat race and a series of cultural programmes are being planned.
- Future plans and programmes were discussed at the gathering.
- A whole series of programmes are being planned to promote awareness.
- 1.1A set of related measures, events, or activities with a particular long-term aim: the nuclear power programMore example sentences
- Treatment consists of a long-term programme of physical activity and, when necessary, anti-inflammatory drugs.
- The specific reform measures of the programme can be grouped under three broad headings.
- The program should provide long-term strategies to deal with weight problems you may have in the future.
- 2A sheet or booklet giving details of items or performers at an event or performance: a theater programMore example sentences
- Everything from a giant City shirt, the two penalty spots, changing room pegs, turnstiles, team sheets and signed programmes will be available.
- Team sheets, signed programmes and a players' treatment table from the 1930s will also be up for grabs.
- ‘Finding all those programmes, letters and sheet music brought back so many memories,’ she says.
- 3A presentation or item on radio or television, especially one broadcast regularly between stated times: a nature programMore example sentences
- To survive, a commercial broadcaster must produce programmes that audiences want.
- Television programmes, radio talk shows and even online magazines are the results of a lot of hard work.
- In this business to broadcast 4,000 programmes on the same radio station is a remarkable achievement.
- 4 (program) A series of coded software instructions to control the operation of a computer or other machine.More example sentences
- Processing power, therefore, is increasingly determined by software that compiles computer programs into machine code.
- The sharpest increase is expected to occur among workers who design software programs or develop computer databases.
- In order to use FTP, you'll need to download and install a software program on your computer.
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- 1 (program) Provide (a computer or other machine) with coded instructions for the automatic performance of a particular task: it is a simple matter to program the computer to recognize such symbolsMore example sentences
- Today's slot machines are programmed by computer to continually select a series of numbers at random, whether the machine is being played or not.
- Simply put, if a computer programmed by people learns the contents of a communication, and takes action based on what it learns, it invades privacy.
- Most search engines are not programmed to read graphics but instead look for text.
- 1.1 [no object] Write computer programs: I’ve programmed for 25 years and have used many languagesMore example sentences
- He's been in the industry for six years, working mainly on console games, though programming since the age of 11.
- Len Kaplan has been programming since small computers were the size of refrigerators.
- Like all good hackers, I have been programming since junior high, using my dad's account on the University of New Mexico IBM 360 mainframe.
- 1.2Input (instructions for the automatic performance of a task) into a computer or other machine: simply program in your desired volume levelMore example sentences
- What's new is a technique which lets ordinary card users program in their own spending parameters.
- People are used to point and click, not having to program in a time and channel to get something to record.
- By the way, you can also use this service to program in all those anniversaries that you tend to forget as well!
- 1.3Cause (a person or animal) to behave in a predetermined way: all members of a particular species are programmed to build nests in the same wayMore example sentences
- We respond positively to baby animals because we're programmed to find big heads and big eyes cute.
- I am programmed to behave, not taught to behave.
- Blotter made a show of biting her knuckles and growing pale, as she was programmed to do in tense situations.
- 2.1Schedule (an item) within a framework: the next stage of the treaty is programmed for 1996More example sentences
- The company consistently programs the wrong kind of plays for such a space.
- While the renovation takes place, he will be programming events in other venues, such as council-run schools outwith the city.
- 2.2US Broadcast (an item): the station does not program enough contemporary worksMore example sentences
- In this view, networks, from the beginning of television time should have programmed lots of prime-time game shows.
- After one disastrous season, many of the stations that programmed the show asked to be let out of their two-year guarantees.
get with the program
- [often in imperative] North American • informal Do what is expected of one; adopt the prevailing viewpoint.More example sentences
- On that matter, at least, Riordan got with the program: ‘I know nothing about it.’
- This is the way it is, boys and girls, and while I'm not thrilled, I think it's long past time that Democrats got with the program.
- Let's hope someone up top gets with the program.
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- The first controversy is somewhat muted by the programmability of our CD player but remains an important point in live performances (and presumably recordings of live performances).
- These programs may not include more sophisticated 3D tools, the ability to handle huge and complex drawings, or extensive programmability, but many users won't find these low-cost alternatives lacking.
- The programmability of graphics hardware is becoming more and more sophisticated over time, to the point where they almost look like general array processors, rather than fixed-function parts.
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- I seem to remember a while back about a programmable gate array that didn't even have a third of the gates hooked up to the circuit, but would stop running if they were removed.
- The company is the world's leading supplier of programmable logic and related development systems software.
- Their EE undergraduate majors have programmable modules and their robots are running all over the place.
Pronunciation: /ˈprōˌgraməbəl, prōˈgram-/adjective
early 17th century (in the sense 'written notice'): via late Latin from Greek programma, from prographein 'write publicly', from pro 'before' + graphein 'write'.