program Definition

  • 1a planned series of future events or performances
  • 2a series of coded software instructions to control the operation of a computer or other machine
  • 3a set of related measures or activities with a particular long-term aim

Using program: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "program" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The theater has a great program of plays this season.

  • Example

    I'm learning how to program in Python.

  • Example

    The government's program for economic recovery was successful.

  • Example

    The fitness program includes both cardio and strength training.

program Synonyms and Antonyms

Antonyms for program

Idioms Using program

  • to start doing what is expected or necessary


    If you want to succeed in this company, you need to get with the program and work harder.

  • to organize and manage a series of events or activities


    The school principal is running a program to improve student attendance.

  • to enter or write a series of instructions into a computer or other machine


    I need to program in the new settings for the printer.

Phrases with program

  • a broadcasted show on television


    I always watch my favorite television program on Friday nights.

  • a set of courses or subjects that students are required to complete in order to earn a degree or certificate


    The program of study for the Bachelor's degree in Computer Science includes courses in programming, algorithms, and data structures.

  • program of events

    a schedule of activities or performances that will take place during an event


    The program of events for the music festival includes concerts, workshops, and panel discussions.

Origins of program

from Late Latin 'programma', from Greek 'progrmma', meaning 'a public notice'


Summary: program in Brief

The term 'program' [ˈprəʊɡræm] refers to a planned series of events or performances, a set of coded software instructions, or a set of related measures or activities with a particular long-term aim. It can refer to theater plays, fitness routines, or government initiatives, as well as computer programming. Phrases like 'television program' and 'program of study' extend its usage, while idioms like 'get with the program' and 'run a program' add figurative meanings.

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