Meaning of “programming” in the English Dictionary

"programming" in English

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programmingnoun [ U ]

uk /ˈprəʊ.ɡræm.ɪŋ/ us /ˈproʊ.ɡræm.ɪŋ/

Examples from literature

  • Mindless metal boxes, coldly following their programming to the end, robots are not to be trusted. 

(Definition of “programming” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"programming" in Business English

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programmingnoun [ U ]

uk /ˈprəʊɡræmɪŋ/ us

also computer programming IT the process or skill of writing programs for computers:

She studied computer programming at college.
I didn't have any programming knowledge at all, but the training was very good.
All the software programming jobs were moved overseas.

IT the instructions that tell a computer what to do:

Officials said a programming error led them to overpay about $73,700.

COMMUNICATIONS the programmes that are broadcast on television or radio:

television/TV/radio programming More and more television programming is offered in high-definition format.
science/children's/sports programming When public television viewers were asked what they want to see more of on television, science programming ranked first, followed by history.
The network has increased it's educational programming for children.

(Definition of “programming” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)