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NOUN (8)

1. a series of steps to be carried out or goals to be accomplished;
- Example: "they drew up a six-step plan"
- Example: "they discussed plans for a new bond issue"
[syn: plan, program, programme]

2. a system of projects or services intended to meet a public need;
- Example: "he proposed an elaborate program of public works"
- Example: "working mothers rely on the day care program"
[syn: program, programme]

3. a radio or television show;
- Example: "did you see his program last night?"
[syn: broadcast, program, programme]

4. a document stating the aims and principles of a political party;
- Example: "their candidate simply ignored the party platform"
- Example: "they won the election even though they offered no positive program"
[syn: platform, political platform, political program, program]

5. an announcement of the events that will occur as part of a theatrical or sporting event;
- Example: "you can't tell the players without a program"
[syn: program, programme]

6. an integrated course of academic studies;
- Example: "he was admitted to a new program at the university"
[syn: course of study, program, programme, curriculum, syllabus]

7. (computer science) a sequence of instructions that a computer can interpret and execute;
- Example: "the program required several hundred lines of code"
[syn: program, programme, computer program, computer programme]

8. a performance (or series of performances) at a public presentation;
- Example: "the program lasted more than two hours"
[syn: program, programme]


VERB (2)

1. arrange a program of or for;
- Example: "program the 80th birthday party"
[syn: program, programme]

2. write a computer program;
[syn: program, programme]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

computer program \computer program\ n. a sequence of instructions, stored in any medium, that can be interpreted and executed by a computer; -- called most frequently a program. This term is used both for the written program (a document) and for its corresponding electronic version stored or executed on the computer. See instruction; as, Version 1.0 of the program had a serious bug that caused the computer to crash frequently.. Syn: program, program, computer programme. [WordNet 1.5 +PJC]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Program \Pro"gram\, n. Same as Programme. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

program n 1: a series of steps to be carried out or goals to be accomplished; "they drew up a six-step plan"; "they discussed plans for a new bond issue" [syn: plan, program, programme] 2: a system of projects or services intended to meet a public need; "he proposed an elaborate program of public works"; "working mothers rely on the day care program" [syn: program, programme] 3: a radio or television show; "did you see his program last night?" [syn: broadcast, program, programme] 4: a document stating the aims and principles of a political party; "their candidate simply ignored the party platform"; "they won the election even though they offered no positive program" [syn: platform, political platform, political program, program] 5: an announcement of the events that will occur as part of a theatrical or sporting event; "you can't tell the players without a program" [syn: program, programme] 6: an integrated course of academic studies; "he was admitted to a new program at the university" [syn: course of study, program, programme, curriculum, syllabus] 7: (computer science) a sequence of instructions that a computer can interpret and execute; "the program required several hundred lines of code" [syn: program, programme, computer program, computer programme] 8: a performance (or series of performances) at a public presentation; "the program lasted more than two hours" [syn: program, programme] v 1: arrange a program of or for; "program the 80th birthday party" [syn: program, programme] 2: write a computer program [syn: program, programme]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

236 Moby Thesaurus words for "program": Beveridge Plan, Cultural Revolution, Fair Deal, Great Society, Marshall Plan, New Deal, New Frontier, Philharmonic concert, Point Four, Square Deal, affair, agenda, announcement, annunciation, approach, arrange, arrangement, attack, attempt, austerity program, automate, automatize, band concert, batting order, beadroll, beat into, bill, bill of fare, blueprint, blueprinting, book, brainwash, budget, bulletin board, business, cadastre, calculate, calculation, calendar, card, carte du jour, cast, catalog, catechize, census, census report, chamber concert, charting, checklist, checkroll, circular, commitment, communique, conception, concert, condition, contract, contrivance, contrive, cut out, deal, declaration, declaration of policy, design, device, devise, disposition, docket, dramatis personae, edict, effort, encyclical, engagement, enroll, enter, enterprise, enumerate, enunciation, envisagement, figure, figuring, file, five-year plan, forecast, foresight, forethought, frame, game, graphing, ground plan, guidelines, head count, honor roll, idea, imbue, impanel, implant, impregnate, impress, inculcate, index, indoctrinate, infix, infuse, inoculate, instill, intend, intention, inventory, issue, itemize, jury list, jury panel, keep score, keynote address, keynote speech, lay plans, layout, line, line up, lineup, list, list of agenda, long-range plan, make a projection, make arrangements, manifesto, mapping, master plan, menu, method, methodize, methodology, musical performance, musical program, muster, muster roll, nose count, notice, notification, obligation, operation, operations research, order of business, organization, organize, party platform, performance, philharmonic, pigeonhole, plan, plan ahead, plank, planning, planning function, platform, playbill, policy, polity, poll, pop concert, pops, popular concert, position paper, post, prearrange, prearrangement, procedure, proclamation, program of action, program of music, program of operation, programma, project, prom, promenade concert, pronouncement, pronunciamento, property roll, proposition, prospectus, protocol, public notice, questionnaire, rationalization, rationalize, recital, register, report, returns, robotize, roll, roll call, roster, rota, schedule, schema, schematism, schematization, schematize, scheme, scheme of arrangement, score, scroll, service of music, servo-control, set up, setup, shape, slate, statement, strategic plan, strategy, symphony concert, system, systematization, systematize, tabulate, tactical plan, tactics, tally, task, tax roll, the big picture, the picture, timetable, ukase, undertaking, venture, way, white book, white paper, work, work out, work up, working plan
The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003):

program n. 1. A magic spell cast over a computer allowing it to turn one's input into error messages. 2. An exercise in experimental epistemology. 3. A form of art, ostensibly intended for the instruction of computers, which is nevertheless almost inevitably a failure if other programmers can't understand it.
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015):

software computer program program (Or "computer program", "program", "code") The instructions executed by a computer, as opposed to the physical device on which they run (the "hardware"). The term was coined by the eminent statistician, John Tukey. Programs stored on non-volatile storage built from integrated circuits (e.g. ROM or PROM) are usually called firmware. Software can be split into two main types - system software and application software or application programs. System software is any software required to support the production or execution of application programs but which is not specific to any particular application. Examples of system software would include the operating system, compilers, editors and sorting programs. Examples of application programs would include an accounts package or a CAD program. Other broad classes of application software include real-time software, business software, scientific and engineering software, embedded software, personal computer software and artificial intelligence software. Software includes both source code written by humans and executable machine code produced by assemblers or compilers. It does not usually include the data processed by programs unless this is in a format such as multimedia which depends on the use of computers for its presentation. This distinction becomes unclear in cases such as spread sheets which can contain both instructions (formulae and macros) and data. There are also various intermediate compiled or semi-compiled, forms of software such as library files and byte-code. Some claim that documentation (both paper and electronic) is also software. Others go further and define software to be programs plus documentation though this does not correspond with common usage. The noun "program" describes a single, complete and more-or-less self-contained list of instructions, often stored in a single file, whereas "code" and "software" are uncountable nouns describing some number of instructions which may constitute one or more programs or part thereof. Most programs, however, rely heavily on various kinds of operating system software for their execution. The nounds "code" and "software" both refer to the same thing but "code" tends to suggest an interest in the implementation details whereas "software" is more of a user's term. (2002-07-21)