- /ˈproʊgræm/ (say 'prohgram)
noun 1. a plan or policy to be followed.
2. a list of things to be done; agenda.
3. a list of items, pieces, performers, etc., in a musical, theatrical, or other entertainment; playbill.
4. an entertainment with reference to its pieces or numbers.
5. Radio, TV a particular item or production.
6. a prospectus or syllabus.
–verb (programmed, programming)
–verb (t) 8. to insert instructions into (a device) in order to make it perform a certain task: to program the video.
9. to instil in (someone) a predisposition to behave or react in a certain way.
–verb (i) 10. to plan a program.
11. to write a computer program.Also, programme. [Late Latin programma, from Greek: public notice in writing]
Usage: Until recently, programme was widely considered to be the British spelling, and program the American. There are those who like to retain the former spelling, particularly in relation to a list of items at a concert, theatrical performance, etc., but many people have adopted the spelling program in all cases.