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program
Pronunciation of program /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.

7. Computers a set of instructions written in an  artificial language (def. 2) which a computer can interpret and execute. See computer language, artificial language (def. 2).


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.