Meaning of PROGRAM in English


Pronunciation: ' pr ō - ˌ gram, -gr ə m

Function: noun

Etymology: French programme agenda, public notice, from Greek programma, from prographein to write before, from pro- before + graphein to write ― more at CARVE

Date: 1633

1 [Late Latin programma, from Greek] : a public notice

2 a : a brief usually printed outline of the order to be followed, of the features to be presented, and the persons participating (as in a public performance) b : the performance of a program especially : a performance broadcast on radio or television

3 : a plan or system under which action may be taken toward a goal



6 a : a plan for the programming of a mechanism (as a computer) b : a sequence of coded instructions that can be inserted into a mechanism (as a computer) c : a sequence of coded instructions (as genes or behavioral responses) that is part of an organism

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