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program

noun [C] uk   /ˈprəʊ.ɡræm/  us   /ˈproʊ-/
A2 a series of instructions that can be put into a computer in order to make it perform an operation: a computer program She's written a program to find words that frequently occur together.A2 US and Australian English spelling of programme noun
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verb [T] uk   /ˈprəʊ.ɡræm/  us   /ˈproʊ-/ (-mm-)
to write a series of instructions that make a computer perform a particular operation: [+ to infinitive] She programmed the computer to calculate the rate of exchange in twelve currencies.
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