program

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program is one of the 1000 most common headwords.
program

Other spellings[change]

Pronunciation[change]

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Verb[change]

Plain form
program

Third-person singular
programs

Past tense
programmed

Past participle
programmed

Present participle
programming

Plain form
program

Third-person singular
programs

Past tense
programed

Past participle
programed

Present participle
programing

  1. (transitive & intransitive) When you program a computer, you use code to tell the computer what to do.
    The student can program the computer to calculate all of his statistics.
    All of the math students know how to program.

Noun[change]

Singular
program

Plural
programs

  1. (countable) A program is a number of steps that are followed to reach a goal or end.
    His new exercise program gets more difficult every week.
    Oxford College has an excellent English language program.
  2. (countable) A program is a guide to a dramatic or theatrical performance.
    After he entered the theatre, he bought a copy of the program.
  3. (countable) A (television or radio) program is a broadcast.
    Star Trek is her favourite program.
  4. (countable) A (computer) program is the code that tells a computer what to do.
    Microsoft Word is one of the most popular programs in the world.
    The new program has a lot of problems. My computer crashes every time I try to run it.