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1 program (US) noun
or British programme /ˈproʊˌgræm/
plural programs
1 program (US)
noun
or British programme /ˈproʊˌgræm/
plural programs
Learner's definition of PROGRAM
[count]
: a plan of things that are done in order to achieve a specific result
: a set of instructions that tell a computer what to do
◊ In this sense, the spelling program is used in both U.S. and British English.
: a thin book or a piece of paper that gives information about a concert, play, sports game, etc.
: something that is broadcast on television or radio
US : a group of classes that lead to a degree : a course of study

get with the program

informal
: to start doing what others need or want you to do : to become involved and active in a useful and effective way
2 program (US) verb
or British programme /ˈproʊˌgræm/
programs; programmed or programed; programming or programing
2 program (US)
verb
or British programme /ˈproʊˌgræm/
programs; programmed or programed; programming or programing
Learner's definition of PROGRAM
: to give (a computer) a set of instructions to perform a particular action : to create a program for (a computer)
[+ object]
often used as (be) programmed
[no object]
◊ In this sense, the spelling program is used in both U.S. and British English.
[+ object] : to give (a machine) a set of instructions to perform a particular action
[+ object] : to make (a person or animal) behave or think in a particular way often used as (be) programmed

— programmable

/ˈproʊˌgræməbəl/ adjective
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