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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.


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.


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.


Broader (hypernym)performance

Narrower (hyponym)bill

English verb: program

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

SamplesProgram the 80th birthday party.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)schedule

2. program (creation) write a computer program


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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