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Definition of the noun program

What does program mean as a name of something?

Program is one of the top 1000 most common nouns in the English language.

noun - plural: programs

  1. a series of steps to be carried out or goals to be accomplished
  2. a system of projects or services intended to meet a public need
  3. a radio or television show
  4. a document stating the aims and principles of a political party
  5. an announcement of the events that will occur as part of a theatrical or sporting event
    • example: you can't tell the players without a program
    • lexical domain: Communicative Processes - nouns denoting communicative processes and contents
    • synonym of program: programme
    • more generic words: announcement / promulgation = a public statement containing information about an event that has happened or is going to happen
    • more specific words:
  6. an integrated course of academic studies
  7. (computer science) a sequence of instructions that a computer can interpret and execute
  8. a performance (or series of performances) at a public presentation
    • example: the program lasted more than two hours
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • synonym of program: programme
    • more generic word: performance = the act of presenting a play or a piece of music or other entertainment
    • more specific word: bill = the entertainment offered at a public presentation

Alternative definition of the noun program


  1. A set of structured activities.
    • A leaflet listing information about a play, game or other activity.
      • A performance of a show or other broadcast on radio or television.
      • [computing]: A software application, or a collection of software applications, designed to perform a specific task.
      • A particular mindset or method of doing things.

      Definition of the verb program

      What does program mean as a doing word?

      verb - inflections: programmed, programmes, programming

      1. arrange a program of or for
        • example: program the 80th birthday party
        • lexical domain: Communication - verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing
        • synonym of program: programme
        • more generic word: schedule = make a schedule
      2. write a computer program

      Alternative definition of the verb program


      1. [transitive] To enter a program or other instructions into a computer (or other electronic device) to instruct it to do a particular task.
      2. [transitive] To put together the schedule of an event.
      3. [transitive] To cause to automatically behave in a particular way.


      Program is a German non-profit platform that aims to expand the disciplinary boundaries of architecture through its collaboration with other fields. Based in Berlin, it was founded in 2006 by Carson Chan and Fotini Lazaridou-Hatzigoga, Program has been providing a discursive platform for artists, architects, critics and curators to explore new ideas through exhibitions, performances, workshops, lectures and residencies. Exhibitions represent a large part of Program's mandate for expanding the current understanding of architecture, both theoretically and in practice.

      • also known as PROGRAM - Initiative for Art and Architectural Collaborations, PROGRAM – Initiative for Art and Architectural Collaborations
      • official website:


      Program is a record label.


      1. "Program" is a musical single of JPLS, Noisia, Phace.
        • released on (9 years ago)
      2. "Program" is a composition.
      3. "Program" is a cataloged instance, composition.
      4. "Program" is a composition.


      "Program" a.k.a. "The Program" is a 1993 film starring James Caan, Halle Berry, Omar Epps, Craig Sheffer, Kristy Swanson, and Joey Lauren Adams. The film was directed by David S. Ward who has directed and written other Hollywood films such as the Major League series.


      1. Program: A program is a list of instructions written in a programming language that is used to control the behavior of a machine, often a computer.
      2. PROGRAM is a cataloged instance, musical recording, canonical version.
      3. Program: The name of the TV program.
      4. Program: The title of the TV program produced.
      5. Program: The radio program that this is an episode of.

      Phrases with Program

      Phrases starting with the word Program:

      1. program line
      2. Program Guide
      3. program music

      Phrases ending with the word Program:

      1. c program
      2. tv program
      3. tax program
      4. Exit Program
      5. lisp program
      6. news program
      7. quiz program
      8. sort program
      9. audit program
      10. crash program
      11. input program
      12. pilot program
      13. space program
      14. trace program
      15. water program
      16. works program
      17. apollo program

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      Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Program

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      Google previewComputer Aided Verification (2006)

      18th International Conference, CAV 2006, Seattle, WA, USA, August 17-20, 2006, Proceedings by Thomas Ball, Robert B. Jones

      For our purposes, a program is a tuple (Λ, ∆, li ,lf), where Λ is a finite set of program locations, ∆ is a set of actions, li ∈ Λ is the initial...

      A path π of a program is a sequence of transitions of the form (l0 ,T0 ,l 1) (l1 ,T1 ,l2 )··· (ln−1 ,Tn −1 ,l n).

      Google previewWeb Design: Introductory (2012)

      by Gary B. Shelly, Jennifer T. Campbell

      DESIGN TIP AFFILIATE PROGRAMS An affiliate program is an e-commerce online advertising program in which a Web site,

      Sponsoring an affiliate program is a good way to drive traffic to an e-commerce site; participating in an affiliate ...

      Google previewDatabase Theory - ICDT'99 (2003)

      7th International Conference, Jerusalem, Israel, January 10-12, 1999, Proceedings by Catriel Beeri, Peter Buneman

      program is a set of function free Horn clauses whose bodies are allowed to contain atoms whose predicate is the built-in inequality predicate (=). The left hand side of a rule is called the head of the rule and the right hand side is ...

      Google previewPHR Exam Prep (2015)

      Professional in Human Resources by Cathy Winterfield

      Answers A is not the best answer; one potential disadvantage of an employee referral program is that if the organization is not particularly diverse (with respect to gender, age, race, education background, or a host of other factors), employee ...

      Google previewProbabilistic Inductive Logic Programming (2008)

      by Luc De Raedt, Paolo Frasconi, Kristian Kersting, Stephen H. Muggleton

      A logic program is a set of clauses. We use the Prolog convention of having variables in upper case, and constants, predicate symbols and function symbols in lower case. We also allow for Prolog notation for lists and allow the standard ...

      Google previewIntroduction to Pascal and Structured Design (1997)

      by Nell B. Dale, Chip Weems

      A computer program is a sequence of instructions performed by a computer. 2.

      Google previewConstruction of Architecture (2011)

      From Design to Built by Ralph W. Liebing

      The program is the result of a systematic method of inquiry carried on by those trained in such work. Many firms work exclusively in this area and have developed highly refined forms and methodologies. Fundamentally, the program is the ...

      Google previewEducation for a Global Century (1981)

      Handbook of Exemplary International Programs

      Anselm's College introduced a new core program, funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities— Portraits of Human Greatness. The program is a two-year lecture-seminar course required of all freshmen and sophomores ...

      Google previewSmall Molecule Therapy for Genetic Disease (2016)

      Medicine, Medicine by CTI Reviews

      A research program is a coordinated set of projects undertaking related research, often at national or even international level, with government funding. In philosophy, a research program is a unit of analysis in the philosophy of science.

      Google previewThe American History and Encyclopedia of Music: History of American music (1908)

      by William Lines Hubbard

      The program consisted of excerpts from the " Messiah " and other of " the late celebrated Mr. Handel's " oratorios, anthems, an overture of Bach's, and the regular Morning Service of the Church. So successful was this " Musica Spiritualis " that ...

      Google previewEncyclopedia of American Journalism (2007)

      by Stephen L. Vaughn

      The leading political talk show program in the United States has beenon theair for well overa halfcentury. As of 2007, Meet the Press was the longestrunning network program still on theair.The originalstudio set from the prominent NBC News ...

      Google previewHistorical Dictionary of the IMF (2000)

      by Norman K. Humphreys

      Faced with a crisis situation, Ghana launched an ambitious economic recovery program, involving a progressive shift away from direct controls and government intervention toward greater reliance on market mechanisms. Over the next 15 ...

      Google previewThe Dictionary Of Managed Care (2013)

      A Is For Access by Jodi Aronson

      Under a managed care program, the member's benefit package states how many outpatient visits the member has available annually. Outpatient visits must be preauthorized. The member is generally responsible for obtaining preauthorization ...


      wpfi ASCII text Iuc Backup copy of a file that has been edited BASIC program file Batch job (file of commands, DOS or Windows) Bitmap graphics file C program file Ifactor graphics (CorelDraw) Java bytocodc filc Command ...

      Google previewEncyclopedia of Chemical Processing and Design (1994)

      Volume 49 - Safety: OS1A Compliance to Separators: Vertical: Sizing with Computers by John J. McKetta Jr

      Introduction A Fortran program sizing two-phase oil-gas separators has been developed based on the procedure outlined by Arnold and Stewart [1]. The program is set up to provide a series of output results that can assist in designing and ...

      Google previewDictionary of Health Insurance and Managed Care (2006)

      by David E. Marcinko, MBA, CFP, CMP

      MEDICARE PARTA: Medicare hospital compensation program. MEDICARE PART B: Medicare physician compensation program. MEDICARE PART B PREMIUM REDUCTION: A managed care organization able to use its adjusted excess ...

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      Quotes about Program

      When I look at Social Security, I consider it the most important social program in the United States, arguably the most successful program in the world. (James A. Leach)
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      Scrabble value of P3R1O1G2R1A1M3

      The value of this 7-letter word is 12 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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