• WordNet 3.6
    • v program arrange a program of or for "program the 80th birthday party"
    • v program write a computer program
    • n program a performance (or series of performances) at a public presentation "the program lasted more than two hours"
    • n program a series of steps to be carried out or goals to be accomplished "they drew up a six-step plan","they discussed plans for a new bond issue"
    • n program a system of projects or services intended to meet a public need "he proposed an elaborate program of public works","working mothers rely on the day care program"
    • n program a document stating the aims and principles of a political party "their candidate simply ignored the party platform","they won the election even though they offered no positive program"
    • n program (computer science) a sequence of instructions that a computer can interpret and execute "the program required several hundred lines of code"
    • n program a radio or television show "did you see his program last night?"
    • n program an integrated course of academic studies "he was admitted to a new program at the university"
    • n program an announcement of the events that will occur as part of a theatrical or sporting event "you can't tell the players without a program"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Bill Gates began programming computers at age 13
    • n Program Same as Programme.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: 80% of people that are on weight loss programs exercise on average three times a week
    • n program A written or printed list of the pieces or selections which constitute a musical, theatrical, or other performance or entertainment, set down in the order of their performance or exhibition. The titles, authors, and performers of musical pieces are ordinarily given, often with the addition of descriptive or explanatory remarks.
    • n program Hence The collection of such pieces or selections. The several pieces are often called numbers.
    • n program A method of operation or line of procedure prepared or announced beforehand; an outline or abstract of something to be done or carried out: as, the program of the new administration; the program of a school or university.
    • n program A preface; prolegomena; a preliminary or introductory statement or announcement.
    • n program Same as program music, or the chain of thoughts or images that suggests and characterizes such music.
    • program To make a program of; enter consecutively in or as in a program.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: BluBlocker sunglasses were developed with lenses that were used in the NASA space program for American astronauts
    • n Program a public notice in writing: an outline of subjects and the order in which they are to be taken up at a meeting, exhibition, concert, &c.: a preliminary outline
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  • Bob Wells
    Bob Wells
    “For every action there is an equal and opposite government program.”
  • Harry Weinberger
    Harry Weinberger
    “If builders built buildings the way programmers wrote programs, then the first woodpecker that came along would destroy civilization.”
  • Les Brown
    “If you don't program yourself, life will program you!”
  • C. S. Lewis
    “We were promised sufferings. They were part of the program. We were even told, 'Blessed are they that mourn'”
  • Lou Holtz
    “It's not my job to motivate players. They bring extraordinary motivation to our program. It's my job not to de-motivate them.”
  • Roland Barthes
    “The bastard form of mass culture is humiliated repetition... always new books, new programs, new films, news items, but always the same meaning.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L.,—Gr. programmapro, before, graphein, to write.


In literature:

But I'd change their names if I was going to put 'em on the program.
"On the Edge of the Arctic" by Harry Lincoln Sayler
Chuckling at the subterfuge, Jack lost no time in slipping forth for the next step in his program.
"The Young Railroaders" by Francis Lovell Coombs
At half-past four Berta was in the midst of a fiery argument about the program for the Junior Party to the seniors.
"Beatrice Leigh at College" by Julia Augusta Schwartz
Early in March our own class took part in a chapel program by demonstrating some lessons in musical appreciation.
"The 1926 Tatler" by Various
Careful inquiry revealed the fact that but one minister had registered, and he was on the program.
"Church Cooperation in Community Life" by Paul L. Vogt
I believe Mr. Hamilton Dyce would tell some of his funny stories and help out the program.
"Five Little Peppers at School" by Margaret Sidney
We have a program on the air tonight and Doctor Turner has to be prepared.
"Mother America" by Sam McClatchie
On the same exchange program.
"Citadel" by Algirdas Jonas Budrys
There's a change in the program and every one who is to take part must come at once.
"Elizabeth Hobart at Exeter Hall" by Jean K. Baird
Roland, he thought, would soon be with him, bringing the acceptance of his challenge and the program of the hostile meeting.
"Her Mother's Secret" by Emma D. E. N. Southworth

In news:

The new annual stock repurchase program replaces the existing $70 million buyback program authorized in May 2009, in which about 220,000 shares were repurchased at an approximate cost of $2.9 million, the company said.
Capacity Enhancement Program to be the largest new aviation program in the US, Philly's 'largest economic development in a generation'.
John Zavarelli, program manager, Joint Program Executive Office, Handheld Manpack Small.
Program Provides Funding and Coaching for Small Businesses in Washington, D.C. Samuel Adams Small Biz Loan program helps "Brew the American Dream".
Cricket Communications today announced its first issue of Muve Music's new Muve Spotlight program, a recent addition to Muve Music's monthly featured artist programs including Muve Headliner, Muve First and Muve Icon.
The State Children's Health Insurance Program, known as SCHIP , may end if Congress and President George Bush cannot come to a compromise over the program's reauthorization.
For 16 seasons, she guided the Gulf Coast women's basketball program, and for 16 seasons, that program was a model of success in every way.
The program can also optionally add wheel- scrolling capabilities to programs that don't support it.
We wanted to assist these efforts by a computer program inspired by genetic programing.
To commemorate the 20-year anniversary of the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP), the Stearns County Farm Service Agency recently issued commemorative awards to nearly 30 landowners who have participated in the program since its inception.
Sead Suvalic, Bosnian refugee and Program Officer, US Programs, International Rescue Committee.
Officers from a federal counter-terrorism "behavior detection" program at Boston's Logan Airport say the program has become rife with racial profiling.
The program has been such a hit with their Tampa Bay area customer-base that they decided to add ANOTHER 1 in 10 FREE program, but this time for Water Softeners .
As the program wound down for the day, the BAWSI program leaders led the group of about 80 girls in a chant.
"We are so happy to have a new home for Stagelights , and a place to host our lesson program," said Ted Erdahl, Stagelights ' newest board member and lesson program coordinator.

In science:

For example, we need to know if we have enough rules to rewrite a program to its value, if the type of a program is preserved during evaluation, and whether each program has a unique value.
From Syntactic Theories to Interpreters: A Specification Language and Its Compilation
In particular, we show what constraint programming can gain from component programming.
Component Programming and Interoperability in Constraint Solver Design
The syntax and semantics of strategic programs is shown in Figure 21. A strategic program is of the form Γ ∆ s.
Typed Generic Traversal With Term Rewriting Strategies
Since Golog programs can be nondeterministic, there may be several terminating situations for the same program and starting situation.
Logic-Based Specification Languages for Intelligent Software Agents
The paper (Hindr iks et al. 1998) demonstrates that every agent which can be programmed in AgentSpeak(L) can be programmed in the already cited 3APL language.
Logic-Based Specification Languages for Intelligent Software Agents