Definition of program noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈprəʊɡræm//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈproʊɡræm//
    Computer software, Using a computer, Computer programming
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  1. 1   (computing) a set of instructions in code that control the operations or functions of a computer Load the program into the computer. Wordfindercomputer, display, drive, keyboard, memory, platform, program, reboot, router, screen Wordfindercode, data, functionality, input, interface, keyword, operating system, program, retrieve, software See related entries: Computer software, Using a computer, Computer programming
  2. 2  (North American English) = programme an intense training program the university’s graduate programs a TV program
  3. Extra examples I lost half a morning’s work when the program crashed. The developer is no longer supporting this DOS program. The program contains powerful new features. The program creates simulations of real-life driving conditions. There may be a bug in the program. This program allows you to edit and catalogue digital photographs. This program provides everything you need to prepare your own publication. This program requires at least 24Mb of RAM. a program designed to evaluate road safety measures a program for debugging
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