(~s, ~ming, ~med)
Frequency: The word is one of the 1500 most common words in English.
A ~ 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 ~ increase with the size of the ~.
When you ~ a computer, you give it a set of instructions to make it able to perform a particular task. (COMPUTING)
He ~med his computer to compare all the possible combinations.
...45 million people, about half of whom can ~ their own computers.
...a computer ~med to translate a story given to it in Chinese.
VERB: V n to-inf, V n, V-ed
...the concepts of ~ming.
N-UNCOUNT: oft N n
see also ~me