Definition of


  1. (noun, cognition) a series of steps to be carried out or goals to be accomplished
    they discussed plans for a new bond issue
  2. (noun, cognition) a system of projects or services intended to meet a public need
    working mothers rely on the day care program
  3. (noun, communication) a radio or television show
  4. (noun, communication) a document stating the aims and principles of a political party
    they won the election even though they offered no positive program
  5. (noun, communication) an announcement of the events that will occur as part of a theatrical or sporting event
  6. (noun, communication) an integrated course of academic studies
  7. (noun, communication) (computer science) a sequence of instructions that a computer can interpret and execute
  8. (noun, act) a performance (or series of performances) at a public presentation
  9. (verb, communication) arrange a program of or for
  10. (verb, creation) write a computer program

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Alternate forms of Program

Derivations: program, programing, programmer

Hyponyms: agenda, anti-virus program, application, application program, applications programme, assembler, assembly program, audit program, audit programme, bill, binary, binary program, blueprint, budget, c program, chat show, checking program, compiler, compiling program, crash course, crash program, crash programme, debugger, defence policy, defence program, defense policy, defense program, degree program, design, docket, educational program, employee savings plan, episode, executive program, fortran program, game show, giveaway, guideline, hack, hack on, installment, instalment, interface, interpreter, interpretive program, job control, library program, lisp program, loop, malevolent program, master plan, monitor program, monitoring program, news, news program, news show, object program, outline, parser, patch, pattern, pension account, pension plan, plan of action, playbill, project, projection, racecard, reading program, regime, regimen, rehabilitation program, relocatable program, rerun, retirement account, retirement plan, retirement program, retirement savings account, retirement savings plan, reusable program, road map, schedule, schema, scheme, search engine, self-adapting program, serial, series, service program, source program, space program, spider, spreadsheet, stock purchase plan, stored program, superfund, superfund program, supervisor, supervisory program, sustaining program, syntax checker, system program, systems program, systems software, tagger, tagging program, talk show, target program, tax policy, tax program, television program, television show, text-matching, translating program, translator, tv program, tv show, user interface, utility, utility program, wanderer, web map server, web map service, works program

Hypernyms: announcement, computer software, create by mental act, create mentally, document, idea, info, information, package, papers, performance, promulgation, schedule, show, software, software package, software program, software system, system, system of rules, thought, written document

Origin of the word Program

  1. 1633, "public notice," from L.L. programma "proclamation, edict," from Gk. programma (gen. programmatos) "a written public notice," from stem of prographein "to write publicly," from pro- "forth" + graphein "to write." General sense of "a definite plan or scheme" is recorded from 1837. Meaning "list of pieces at a concert, playbill" fir… more

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Words that sound like Program

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