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programme or (US) program (ˈprəʊɡræm Pronunciation for )



  1. a written or printed list of the events, performers, etc, in a public performance
  2. a performance or series of performances, often presented at a scheduled time, esp on radio or television
  3. a specially arranged selection of things to be done   ⇒ what's the programme for this afternoon?
  4. a plan, schedule, or procedure
  5. a syllabus or curriculum


-grammes, -gramming, -grammed, (US) -grams, -graming, -gramed
  1. to design or schedule (something) as a programme

noun, verb

  1. (computing) a variant spelling of program

Word Origin

C17: from Late Latin programma, from Greek: written public notice, from pro-2 + graphein to write

program or (sometimes) programme (ˈprəʊɡræm Pronunciation for )



  1. a sequence of coded instructions fed into a computer, enabling it to perform specified logical and arithmetical operations on data


-grams, -gramming, -grammed, -grammes, -gramming, -grammed
  1. (transitive) to feed a program into (a computer)
  2. (transitive) to arrange (data) into a suitable form so that it can be processed by a computer
  3. (intransitive) to write a program

Translations for 'programme'

  • British English: programmePronunciation for programme A programme of actions or events is a series of actions or events that are planned to be done....a full programme of family activities.ˈprəʊɡræm NOUN
  • Arabic: بَرْنَامِجPronunciation for بَرْنَامِج computer
  • Brazilian Portuguese: programaPronunciation for programa
  • Chinese: 计划Pronunciation for 计划
  • Croatian: programPronunciation for program
  • Czech: programPronunciation for programsled událostí
  • Danish: programPronunciation for program
  • Dutch: programmaPronunciation for programma
  • European Spanish: programaPronunciation for programa
  • Finnish: ohjelmaPronunciation for ohjelma
  • French: programmePronunciation for programmelogiciel
  • German: ProgrammPronunciation for Programm
  • Greek: πρόγραμμαPronunciation for πρόγραμμα
  • Italian: programmaPronunciation for programma
  • Japanese: プログラムPronunciation for プログラム
  • Korean: 프로그램Pronunciation for 프로그램
  • Norwegian: programPronunciation for program
  • Polish: programPronunciation for programrozkład
  • Portuguese: programaPronunciation for programa
  • Romanian: program programe
  • Russian: программаPronunciation for программа
  • Spanish: programaPronunciation for programa
  • Swedish: programPronunciation for program
  • Thai: กำหนดการPronunciation for กำหนดการ
  • Turkish: programPronunciation for program
  • Ukrainian: програма
  • Vietnamese: chương trìnhPronunciation for chương trình

Example Sentences Including 'programme'

A phased capital programme , costing in the region of E70 million, has been initiated to improve facilities.
Irish Times (2002)
An historic freehold house which has undergone a complete and sensitive renovation and refurbishment programme.
Country Life (2004)
CASTAWAY star Ben Fogle has scooped a presenting job on a daytime wildlife programme.
Glasgow Herald (2001)
Father Rogan would probably be interviewed about it by that nice David Hanley on the `Morning Ireland" radio programme.
O'Connor, Joe Desperadoes
Give himself a breathing space and trust to the witness protection programme.
He said E254 million, about two-thirds of the total, was allocated as grant-in-aid for the bilateral aid programme.
Irish Times (2002)
In the heavily curtained living-room a young woman sat watching a late-night television programme.
Forbes, Bryan A Song at Twilight
Regular meals with plenty of slow-release carbohydrates will vastly improve your weight loss programme.
Sally Gunnell, Kathryn Leigh BE YOUR BEST: How Anyone can become Fit, Healthy and Confident (2002)
Up to 30 such children have been born, 15 of them as a result of one experimental programme at a US laboratory.
Glasgow Herald (2001)


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