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  1. programme
  2. noun


    • 1. provide (a computer or other machine) with coded instructions for the automatic performance of a task:

      it is a simple matter to program the computer to recognize such symbols
    • 2. write computer programs:

      I've programmed for 25 years and have used many languages he has been programming since he was a teenager in the mid-1970s
    • 3. input (instructions for the automatic performance of a task) into a computer or other machine:

      simply program in your desired volume level
      Synonym : set, fix, arrange
    • 4. cause (a person or animal) to behave in a predetermined way:

      all members of a species are programmed to build nests in the same way
    • 5. arrange according to a plan or schedule:

      we learn how to programme our own lives
      Synonym : arrange, organize, schedule, plan, map out, lay out, timetable, line up, prearrange, slate
    • 6. schedule (an item) within a plan:

      the next stage of the treaty is programmed for next year
    • 7. broadcast (an item):

      the station does not program enough contemporary works
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: programme, plural noun: programmes

    • v.: verb: program, 3rd person present: programs, gerund or present participle: programming, past tense: programmed, past participle: programmed