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programnoun [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

programverb [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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"program" in British English

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programnoun [C]

uk   /ˈprəʊ.ɡræm/  us   /ˈproʊ.ɡræm/
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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programverb [T]

uk   /ˈprəʊ.ɡræm/  us   /ˈproʊ.ɡræm/ (-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.
(Definition of program from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"program" in Business English

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programnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈprəʊɡræm/
(also computer program) IT a series of instructions put into a computer so that it does particular tasks: load/download a program The service will prompt you to download the appropriate program.install/uninstall a program When I try to install a program, I get an error message.design/develop/write a program The company is trying to develop a program that will predict terrorist acts.run/execute/use a program The command allows computer users to run a program with administrator rights.
US (UK programme) GOVERNMENT, MANAGEMENT an officially organized system of services, activities, or opportunities that help people achieve something: a government/state program The governor proposed a state $500 million program to build new schools.a health insurance/product-development/construction program The tax funds health insurance programs for the working poor. We had to end the bonus program for non-executive staff.a program to do sth A financial advisor analyzes clients' finances and prepares personalized programs to meet objectives. build/develop/finance a program launch/initiate a program
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US (UK programme) a course of study, especially at a college or university: 20 years ago there were only two women in our program.Business/Nursing/Management program Ms. Boothe will enter the college's Business program next year.a Master's/graduate program The university has 40 different graduate programs.
US (UK programme) a planned series of related events or activities: A program of meetings has been planned for October and November. organize/set up/plan a program
US (UK programme) COMMUNICATIONS a television or radio show: On today's program, we'll have an interview with Bill Gates.

programverb [T]

uk   us   /ˈprəʊɡræm/ (programs, programming, programmed)
IT to write a series of instructions, using a computer language, to create or run a computer program: program sth to do sth They programmed the computer to predict future discoveries.
(UK also programme) IT to use a piece of software to give instructions to a computer or piece of electronic equipment to make it perform one of a range of tasks: program sth to do sth You can use a Pocket PC or cell phone to program your DVR, grab MP3s you've already downloaded, and get stock quotes or weather reports.
(Definition of program from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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