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

      

    programme

     verb
    (British English)(North American English program)verb
    BrE BrE//ˈprəʊɡræm//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈproʊɡræm//
     
    [usually passive]Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they programme
    BrE BrE//ˈprəʊɡræm//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈproʊɡræm//
     
    he / she / it programmes
    BrE BrE//ˈprəʊɡræmz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈproʊɡræmz//
     
    past simple programmed
    BrE BrE//ˈprəʊɡræmd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈproʊɡræmd//
     
    past participle programmed
    BrE BrE//ˈprəʊɡræmd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈproʊɡræmd//
     
    -ing form programming
    BrE BrE//ˈprəʊɡræmɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈproʊɡræmɪŋ//
     
     
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    plan
  1. 1  programme something (for something) to plan for something to happen, especially as part of a series of planned events The final section of road is programmed for completion next month.
  2. person/animal
  3. 2  programme somebody/something to do something to make a person, an animal, etc. behave in a particular way, so that it happens automatically Human beings are genetically programmed to learn certain kinds of language.
  4. machine
  5. 3programme something (to do something) to give a machine instructions to do a particular task She programmed the central heating to come on at eight.
  6. Word Origin early 17th cent. (in the sense ‘written notice’): via late Latin from Greek programma, from prographein ‘write publicly’, from pro ‘before’ + graphein ‘write’.Extra examples Several evening events have been programmed. The exhibition was originally programmed to close last month. The final section of road is programmed for completion next year. The leak was discovered during programmed maintenance work.