program

Definitions

  • 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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Quotations

  • 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
    Les%20Brown
    “If you don't program yourself, life will program you!”
  • C. S. Lewis
    C.%20S.%20Lewis
    “We were promised sufferings. They were part of the program. We were even told, 'Blessed are they that mourn'”
  • Lou Holtz
    Lou%20Holtz
    “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
    Roland%20Barthes
    “The bastard form of mass culture is humiliated repetition... always new books, new programs, new films, news items, but always the same meaning.”

Etymology

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

Usage

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
The progress of our space program has been accelerating month by month.
"Get Out of Our Skies!" by E. K. Jarvis
Still according to program, Sam sulked for the first few miles of their journey.
"Crooked Trails and Straight" by William MacLeod Raine
Mr. Nelson did not grow up in an age of radical and revolutionary economic and social programs.
"Frank H. Nelson of Cincinnati" by Warren C. Herrick
It'll vary the program, anny-how.
"The Brown Mouse" by Herbert Quick
We went to a big hotel and had a good dinner, though they didn't have any of the things that were down on their program.
"Penny of Top Hill Trail" by Belle Kanaris Maniates
Once a year the Oakhurst elementary school put on a program by the pupils for the parents.
"Jerry's Charge Account" by Hazel Hutchins Wilson
This program I did not carry out.
"Ainslee's, Vol. 15, No. 5, June 1905" by Various
Is that the program?
"Pariah Planet" by Murray Leinster
Address 00 selects no program flag, 01 clears program flag 1, 02 clears program flag 2, etc.
"Preliminary Specifications: Programmed Data Processor Model Three (PDP-3)" by Digital Equipment Corporation
Mildred Wallace, scrutinizing the program, merely drew her wrap closer about her shoulders and sat more erect.
"The Fifth String" by John Philip Sousa
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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.
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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
This classification result has become a model for what is now known as the Elliott program (see for an introduction); it is the aim of this program to find complete K -theoretic invariants, such as K -theory, the trace simplex and the natural pairing between these ob jects, for suitable classes of nuclear C ∗ -algebras.
On topologically finite-dimensional simple C*-algebras
In addition to the verification, the performance comparison between automatically generated code programs and hand-written code programs is analyzed.
EPspectra: A Formal Toolkit for Developing DSP Software Applications
At the phase of combining the GSM programs with observers in the properties verifying procedure, the following program is defined consisting of the GSM program to be verified and three observers, S1, S2 and S3 to verify.
EPspectra: A Formal Toolkit for Developing DSP Software Applications
This program will provide an exceptional data set of well-studied SNe in the nearby smooth Hubble flow that can be used as calibra tion for the current and future programs designed to use SNe to measure the cosmological parameters.
Rates and Progenitors of Type Ia Supernovae
First, we reduce an arbitrary linear program (LP) to a unit linear program – the one for which b = 1.
Beyond Hirsch Conjecture: walks on random polytopes and smoothed complexity of the simplex method
We will show how to reduce an arbitrary linear program (LP) to a unit linear program maximize hz , xi sub ject to Ax ≤ 1.
Beyond Hirsch Conjecture: walks on random polytopes and smoothed complexity of the simplex method
Now assuming that we know how to solve unit linear programs, we will be able to solve arbitrary linear programs.
Beyond Hirsch Conjecture: walks on random polytopes and smoothed complexity of the simplex method
In this section, we prove Proposition 4.1, which allows us to interpolate between an arbitrary linear program and a unit linear program.
Beyond Hirsch Conjecture: walks on random polytopes and smoothed complexity of the simplex method
Taking X to be the set of programs, we let the “energy” of a program be its length.
Natural Halting Probabilities, Partial Randomness, and Zeta Functions
Whenever we would need to add a program to a string and retain the ability to uniquely decode it, we could simply encode the program using the function enc.
Dimension Extractors and Optimal Decompression
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