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Program n [F programme agenda, public notice, fr. Gk programma. fr. prographein to write before, fr. pro- before + graphein to write - more at [carve] 1633] 1 [LL programma. fr Gk]: a public notice 2a: a brief usu. printed outline of the order to be followed, of the features to be presented, and the persons participating [as in a public exercise or performance] b: the performance of a program; esp; a performance broadcast on radio or television 3: a plan or system under which action may be taken toward a goal 4: Curriculum 5: Prospectus, Syllabus 6a: a plan for the programming of a mechanism [as a com uter] b: a sequence of coded instructions that can be inserted into a mechanism [as a computer]; also: such a sequence that is part of an organism's genoetype or behavioral repertoire
2 Program vt ....  1a: to arrange or furnish a program of or for: Bill b: to enter in a program 2: to work out a sequence of operations to be performed by [a machanism]: provide with a program 3a: to insert a program for [a particular action] into or as if into a mechanism b: to control by or as if by a program c (1): to code in an organism's program (2): to provide with a biological program [cells programmed to synthesize hemoglobin] 4: to predetermine the thinking, behavior, or operations of as if by computer programming [children are programmed into violence -Lisa A. Richette] . . . .
[Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, 10th Edition. Springfield, MA, USA: Merriam-Webster, Inc. 1995.]
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