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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Program  \Pro"gram\,  n. 
  Same  as  {Programme}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  program 
  n  1:  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:  {programme}] 
  2:  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},  {programme}] 
  3:  (computer  science)  a  sequence  of  instructions  that  a 
  computer  can  interpret  and  execute;  "the  program  required 
  several  hundred  lines  of  code"  [syn:  {programme},  {computer 
  program},  {computer  programme}] 
  4:  a  course  of  academic  studies;  "he  was  admitted  to  a  new 
  program  at  the  university"  [syn:  {course  of  study},  {curriculum}, 
  {syllabus}] 
  5:  a  radio  or  television  show  "did  you  see  his  program  last 
  night?"  [syn:  {broadcast},  {programme}] 
  6:  a  performance  (or  series  of  performances)  at  a  public 
  presentation;  "the  program  lasted  more  than  two  hours" 
  [syn:  {programme}] 
  7:  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}] 
  8:  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:  {programme}] 
  v  1:  arrange  a  program  of  or  for  [syn:  {programme}] 
  2:  write  a  computer  program  [syn:  {programme}] 
 
  From  Jargon  File  (4.2.3,  23  NOV  2000)  [jargon]: 
 
  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 
 
 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  program 
 
  {software} 
 
 




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