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programme

noun [C] uk UK (US program)   /ˈprəʊ.ɡræm/ us    /ˈproʊ-/

programme noun [C] (BROADCAST)

A2 a broadcast on television or radio: It's one of those arts programmes late at night. It's my favourite TV programme - I never miss an episode.

programme noun [C] (BOOK)

a thin book or piece of paper giving information about a play or musical or sports event, usually bought at the theatre or place where the event happens: I looked in the programme to find out the actor's name. He collected football programmes.

programme noun [C] (PLAN)

B2 a plan of activities to be done or things to be achieved: The school offers an exciting and varied programme of social events. The rail system is to put 20 million pounds into its modernization programme. I'm running three mornings a week - it's all part of my fitness programme.

programme

verb [T + obj + to infinitive ] uk UK (US program (-mm-))   /ˈprəʊ.ɡræm/ us    /ˈproʊ-/
to tell a device or system to operate in a particular way or at a particular time: I've programmed the heating to come on at 6.00. be programmed to do sth to always do or think a particular thing, although you do not try to: I'm programmed to wake up at seven.
(Definition of programme from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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