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program

noun [C]  us   /ˈproʊ·ɡræm, -ɡrəm/

program noun [C] (ACTIVITIES)

a group of activities or things to be achieved: a training program the university basketball program a pilot recycling program

program noun [C] (BROADCAST)

a broadcast or series of broadcasts on television or radio: What’s your favorite program?

program noun [C] (COMPUTER)

a series of instructions that make a computer perform an operation: a word processing program

program noun [C] (THIN BOOK)

a thin book or piece of paper giving information about a play or musical or sports event

program

verb [T]  us   /ˈproʊ·ɡræm, -ɡrəm/ (-mm-)

program verb [T] (COMPUTER)

to instruct a computerized device or system to operate in a particular way or at a particular time: The CD player can be programmed to play the songs in any order.
programmable
adjective  us   /ˈproʊˌɡræm·ə·bəl/
a programmable thermostat
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