program

From King Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Computers
programpro‧gram1 /ˈprəʊɡræm $ ˈproʊ-/ ●●● W1 noun [countable] 1 TDa set of instructions given to a computer to make it perform an operation a word-processing program2 XXthe American spelling of programmeCOLLOCATIONSADJECTIVES/NOUN + programa computer programThe pictures were generated by a computer program.a software programa software program that aids in website designa spreadsheet program (=one that can do calculations with numbers)A spreadsheet program doesn't replace the traditional accounts package.a word processing program (=one that you use for writing documents)All word processing programs can check your spelling.an anti-virus programYou should update your anti-virus program regularly.verbswrite a programThey learned how to write their own programs.run a programYou have to input this information every time you run the program.use a programThe documentation explains how to use the program.load/install a program (=put it on your computer)Is that program installed on your computer?download a programYou can download the program and use it free of charge for 90 days.
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programFor programmers to write Windows-based programs, they need to know about changes in the system well in advance.The disk is not allowed access until it has been validated with the Disknet check program.a circus programa government program to feed the poorBrian was able to get into a good nursing program."ER" is the most popular program on TV.Square dancing is on tonight's program at the rec center.the U.S. space programthe company's management training programThis only occurs when programs are written to take advantage of the co-processor.In other words, what are the results of your program?
Related topics: Computers
programprogram2 verb (programmed, programming) [transitive] 1 TDto give a computer a set of instructions that it can use to perform a particular operationprogram something to do something attempts to program computers to produce and understand speech Any large high-speed computer can be programmed to learn.2 XXthe American spelling of programme programmer
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programHal spends most of his time programming.Java is a programming language that Sun unveiled last year.It would also run on the Java programming language.The computers have been programmed to automatically save whatever you're working on.His most striking proposition to the lay reader is that human beings are genetically programmed to learn certain kinds of language.The orchestra programs very little music by living composers.Perhaps the most important change in Netscape Version 2 is its ability to run programs written in the Java programming language.program something to do somethingI've programmed the VCR to record the 9 o'clock movie.
From King Business Dictionaryprogrampro‧gram1 /ˈprəʊgræmˈproʊ-/ noun [countable]1COMPUTING (also computer program) a set of instructions used to make a computer perform a particular taskSYNSOFTWAREa maker of database programsYou can download the program from their website. application program2American English an important plan that will be continued over a period of timeSYNPROGRAMME BrEThe commission is in favour of the auto investment programs. change program employee assistance program employee referral program wellness programprogramprogram2 verb (programmed, programming) [transitive]1COMPUTING to put a set of instructions into a computer or other machine to make it perform a particular taskprogram something to do somethingThe computer is programmed to calculate the likely loss of revenue in various imaginary situations.2the American spelling of PROGRAMME→ See Verb tableOrigin program1 (1600-1700) French programme, from Greek, from prographein to write before