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English noun: program

1. program (cognition) a series of steps to be carried out or goals to be accomplished


SamplesThey drew up a six-step plan.
They discussed plans for a new bond issue.


Synonymsplan, programme


Broader (hypernym)idea, thought


Narrower (hyponym)agenda, audit program, audit programme, blueprint, budget, design, docket, employee savings plan, guideline, master plan, outline, pattern, pension account, pension plan, plan of action, project, projection, regime, regimen, retirement account, retirement plan, retirement program, retirement savings account, retirement savings plan, road map, schedule, schema, scheme, stock purchase plan

2. program (cognition) a system of projects or services intended to meet a public need


SamplesHe proposed an elaborate program of public works.
Working mothers rely on the day care program.


Synonymsprogramme


Broader (hypernym)system, system of rules


Narrower (hyponym)defence policy, defence program, defense policy, defense program, educational program, rehabilitation program, space program, Superfund, Superfund program, tax policy, tax program, works program

3. program (communication) a radio or television show


SamplesDid you see his program last night?.


Synonymsbroadcast, programme


Broader (hypernym)show


Narrower (hyponym)chat show, episode, game show, giveaway, installment, instalment, news, news program, news show, rerun, serial, series, sustaining program, talk show, television program, television show, TV program, TV show

4. program (communication) a document stating the aims and principles of a political party


SamplesTheir candidate simply ignored the party platform.
They won the election even though they offered no positive program.


Synonymsplatform, political platform, political program


Broader (hypernym)document, papers, written document


Part holonymplank

5. program (communication) an announcement of the events that will occur as part of a theatrical or sporting event


SamplesYou can't tell the players without a program.


Synonymsprogramme


Broader (hypernym)announcement, promulgation


Narrower (hyponym)playbill, racecard

6. program (communication) an integrated course of academic studies


SamplesHe was admitted to a new program at the university.


Synonymscourse of study, curriculum, programme, syllabus


Broader (hypernym)info, information


Narrower (hyponym)crash course, crash program, crash programme, degree program, reading program


Part holonymcourse of lectures

7. program (communication) (computer science) a sequence of instructions that a computer can interpret and execute


SamplesThe program required several hundred lines of code.


Synonymscomputer program, computer programme, programme


Broader (hypernym)computer software, package, software, software package, software program, software system


Narrower (hyponym)anti-virus program, application, application program, applications programme, assembler, assembly program, binary, binary program, C program, checking program, compiler, compiling program, debugger, executive program, FORTRAN program, interface, interpreter, interpretive program, job control, library program, LISP program, loop, malevolent program, monitor program, monitoring program, object program, parser, patch, relocatable program, reusable program, search engine, self-adapting program, service program, source program, spider, spreadsheet, stored program, supervisor, supervisory program, syntax checker, system program, systems program, systems software, tagger, tagging program, target program, text-matching, translating program, translator, user interface, utility, utility program, wanderer, Web Map Server, Web Map Service


Part holonymcommand, function, instruction, procedure, program line, routine, statement, subprogram, subroutine


Domain categorycomputer science, computing

8. program (act) a performance (or series of performances) at a public presentation


SamplesThe program lasted more than two hours.


Synonymsprogramme


Broader (hypernym)performance


Narrower (hyponym)bill


English verb: program

1. program (communication) arrange a program of or for


SamplesProgram the 80th birthday party.


Synonymsprogramme


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)schedule

2. program (creation) write a computer program


Synonymsprogramme


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)create by mental act, create mentally


Narrower (hyponym)hack, hack on


Domain categorycomputer science, computing









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