• WordNet 3.6
    • v programme arrange a program of or for "program the 80th birthday party"
    • v programme write a computer program
    • n programme a performance (or series of performances) at a public presentation "the program lasted more than two hours"
    • n programme 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 programme 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 programme (computer science) a sequence of instructions that a computer can interpret and execute "the program required several hundred lines of code"
    • n programme a radio or television show "did you see his program last night?"
    • n programme an integrated course of academic studies "he was admitted to a new program at the university"
    • n programme 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: The first programme shown on BBC2 was Play School
    • n Programme That which is written or printed as a public notice or advertisement; a scheme; a prospectus; especially, a brief outline or explanation of the order to be pursued, or the subjects embraced, in any public exercise, performance, or entertainment; a preliminary sketch.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n programme See program.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Programme prō′gram 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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  • Harry Weinberger
    Harry Weinberger
    “If builders built buildings the way programmers wrote programs, then the first woodpecker that came along would destroy civilization.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. programma, a public proclamation, manifesto, Gr. pro`gramma, fr. progra`fein to write before or in public; pro` before, forth + gra`fein to write; cf. F. programme,. See Graphic
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L.,—Gr. programmapro, before, graphein, to write.


In literature:

Jim Tumley was down on the day's programme for several numbers.
"Green Valley" by Katharine Reynolds
This is an ambitious programme, but will no doubt be well accomplished.
"Lippincott's Magazine, Vol. 22, August, 1878" by Various
Every number on the programme went off without a hitch, and the cowboys applauded uproariously.
"Dave Porter at Star Ranch" by Edward Stratemeyer
Their programme may be summed up as "As you were," which is not inspiring either as an incentive or as a command.
"Germany and the Germans" by Price Collier
Here are the programmes of the entertainment your Grace wanted.
"Magic" by G.K. Chesterton
No one would dream of putting him in a programme with me.
"The Way of Ambition" by Robert Hichens
I still have the programme which today is fifty-five years old.
"Sixty Years of California Song" by Margaret Blake-Alverson
"Atlantic Monthly, Volume 20, No. 118, August, 1887" by Various
Responsibility was evidently felt for his programme of work.
"Villa Elsa" by Stuart Henry
On the 3rd and 4th December "C" and "D" Companies from Millencourt went through a similar programme.
"The Seventeenth Highland Light Infantry (Glasgow Chamber of Commerce Battalion)" by Various

In poetry:

It's all as simple as can be;
He paints the things you cannot see.
Just as composers please the ear
With programme things you cannot hear.
"Post-Impressionism" by Bert Leston Taylor
What do I know of Napoleon?
Now whose leg are you trying to pull?
What did he mean—not tonight Josephine?
He meant that his programme was full.
"The Memory Man" by Billy Bennett
Of shivering children, scarred with blows,
Of hunted bird and tortured beast,
Of War, whose hideous programme shows
Its means of homicide increased.
"Dreamland" by John Lawson Stoddard
Now, on the morning of the race,
Expectancy on every face,
They come the programme to fulfil
Upon the slope of Township Hill;
With silent feet the people meet,
While youths and maidens laughing greet.
"The Demon Snow-Shoes (A Legend of Kiandra)" by Barcroft Henry Boake
Began then B. Profundo his great fantastic dance;
The footlights flew like rockets, the audience in advance.
And so they changed the programme, and broke the golden rule
The parrot and the billy-goat, the monkey and the mule.
"The Parrot and the Billy-Goat" by Henry Clay Work
Mighty things were done at Casey's. Men of solid reputation,
Ringing bells and giving orders, kept the programme moving by;
And they made you sickly conscious of your humble situation
When they glared upon your meanness with a cold official eye.
"St Patricks Day" by John O Brien

In news:

World's Greatest Rock-and-Roll Band Featured on World's Greatest Radio Programme .
Similar to other ICN Programmes , the ICNP® Programme is funded by ICN, grants, and other contributions.
Get With The Programme – That's Caymankind.
Join the Caymankind Specialist Programme to learn and earn more.
Fifty years after they programmed the unwieldy ENIAC computer, the world's first programmers are stepping into the public eye, and - surprise - they are women.
Computer programmers are modifying a communications system, originally developed by the US Naval Research Lab, to help Internet users surf the Web anonymously and shield their online activities from corporate or government eyes.
RSA Security said it had placed the RSA public key encryption algorithm into the public domain , permitting programmers to freely incorporate the technology into their products.
Effective re-entry programmes can keep ex-prisoners out of jail.
John Parkinson: Amongst the next big challenges in business computing is what we call "users as programmers.".
The 2001-02 season hasn't started off exactly the way ABC programmers had planned.
The pitch is tough to pass up: Get access to thousands of talented software developers in other countries, instead of paying higher rates for scarce US programmers.
Amy Davies, director, events and programmes, BANFF World Media Festival.
Doctor Who Sonic Screwdriver Programmable TV Remote.
The system replaced the original Micromax and other programmers and also includes Yokogawa loop controllers.
Think Like a Programmer by V. Do you think your one hour of research on WebMD makes you qualified to self-diagnose.

In science:

Gnedenko and Korolev propose a programme to investigate the relationship between results like the Central Limit Theorem and maximum entropy distributions.
An information-theoretic Central Limit Theorem for finitely susceptible FKG systems
In a framework, where traversal strategies are supported, the programmer can focus on the term patterns which require problem-speci fic tr eatment.
Typed Generic Traversal With Term Rewriting Strategies
Firstly, the programmer could be required to define function symbols for g rouping.
Typed Generic Traversal With Term Rewriting Strategies
A programmer has to explicitly turn many-sorted strategies into generic ones.
Typed Generic Traversal With Term Rewriting Strategies
Strategic programming can also be integrated into Prolog in a more seamless way from the logic programmer’s point of view.
Typed Generic Traversal With Term Rewriting Strategies