Meaning of PROGRAM in English

PROGRAM

Variant: also programme

Function: transitive verb

Inflected Form: -grammed or -gramed ; -gram · ming or -gram · ing

Date: 1896

1 a : to arrange or furnish a program of or for : BILL b : to enter in a program

2 : to work out a sequence of operations to be performed by (a mechanism) : provide with a program

3 a : to insert a program for (a particular action) into or as if into a mechanism b : to control by or as if by a program c (1) : to code in an organism's program (2) : to provide with a biological program <cells programmed to synthesize hemoglobin>

4 : to predetermine the thinking, behavior, or operations of as if by computer programming <children are programmed into violence ― Lisa A. Richette>

– pro · gram · ma · bil · i · ty \ ( ˌ )pr ō - ˌ gra-m ə - ' bi-l ə -t ē \ noun

– pro · gram · ma · ble \ ' pr ō - ˌ gra-m ə -b ə l \ adjective or noun

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.