Meaning of PROGRAM in English

transcription, транскрипция: [ proʊgræm ]

( programs, programming, programmed)

Frequency: The word is one of the 1500 most common words in English.


A program is a set of instructions that a computer follows in order to perform a particular task. ( COMPUTING )

The chances of an error occurring in a computer program increase with the size of the program.



When you program a computer, you give it a set of instructions to make it able to perform a particular task. ( COMPUTING )

He programmed his computer to compare all the possible combinations.

...45 million people, about half of whom can program their own computers.

...a computer programmed to translate a story given to it in Chinese.

VERB : V n to-inf , V n , V-ed

• pro‧gram‧ming

...programming skills...

...the concepts of programming.

N-UNCOUNT : oft N n


see also programme

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