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From Late Latin programma, from Greek.

Noun

Singular
program

Plural
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  1. A set of structured activities.
    • Our program for today’s exercise class includes swimming and jogging.
  2. A leaflet listing information about a play, game or other activity.
    • The program consisted of ads for restaurants and the credits of everyone connected with the play.
  3. A performance of a show or other broadcast on radio or television.
    • Tonight’s program was hosted by Johnny Carson.
  4. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1): A software application, or a collection of software applications, designed to perform a specific task.
  5. A particular mindset or method of doing things.
    • Come on, John, why don’t you get with the program and tell him where the detonators are? – Ellis in the movie Die Hard.

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Verb

Infinitive
to program

Third person singular
programm

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
ing

to program (third-person singular simple present programm, present participle ing, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) To enter a program or other instructions into a computer (or other electronic device) to instruct it to do a particular task.
    • He programmed the DVR to record his favorite show.
  2. (transitive) To put together the schedule of an event.
    • Mary will program Tuesday’s festivities.

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Czech

Pronunciation

Noun

program m.

  1. program (set of activities)
  2. program (for theater or TV)
  3. program (computing)
  4. agenda (of a meeting)

Norwegian

Noun

program n. (definite singular programet; indefinite plural programer; definite plural programa/programene)

  1. TV programme
  2. computer program
  3. schedule

Slovak

Noun

program m., programy pl.

  1. Program
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Swedish

Inflection for program Singular Plural
Neuter Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative program programmet program programmen
Genitive programs programmets programs programmens

Noun

program

  1. Program (A set of structured activities.)
  2. Program (A leaflet listing information about a play, game or other activity.)
  3. Program (A performance of a show or other broadcast on radio or television.)
  4. (computing) A software application, or a collection of software applications, designed to perform a specific task.
  5. A programme/program on a washing machine; a cycle.

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