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

      

    program

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//ˈprəʊɡræm//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈproʊɡræm//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they program
    BrE BrE//ˈprəʊɡræm//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈproʊɡræm//
     
    he / she / it programs
    BrE BrE//ˈprəʊɡræmz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈproʊɡræmz//
     
    past simple programmed
    BrE BrE//ˈprəʊɡræmd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈproʊɡræmd//
     
    past participle programmed
    BrE BrE//ˈprəʊɡræmd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈproʊɡræmd//
     
    (North American English also) past simple programed
    BrE BrE//ˈprəʊɡræmd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈproʊɡræmd//
     
    (North American English also) past participle programed
    BrE BrE//ˈprəʊɡræmd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈproʊɡræmd//
     
    -ing form programming
    BrE BrE//ˈprəʊɡræmɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈproʊɡræmɪŋ//
     
    (North American English also) -ing form programing
    BrE BrE//ˈprəʊɡræmɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈproʊɡræmɪŋ//
     
    Computer software, Computer programming
     
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  1. 1   [intransitive, transitive] (computing) to give a computer, etc. a set of instructions to make it perform a particular task In this class, students will learn how to program. program something (to do something) The computer is programmed to warn users before information is deleted. compare programme See related entries: Computer software, Computer programming
  2. 2  (North American English) = programme
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