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noun [countable] program pronunciation in American English /ˈproʊˌɡræm/ 
Word Forms
  1. 1
    a television or radio broadcast

    More people watch the news than any other program.

    She hosts a call-in radio program.

  2. 2
    a plan of activities for achieving something

    A forest conservation program has been launched in Guyana.

    program for:

    The president's program for welfare reform will help people get back into the workforce.

    program of:

    a program of economic reform

    under/through a program:

    A lot has already been accomplished under the new housing program.

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    1. a.
      a plan of activities for an event or a series of events

      Her recital program will consist of music by Beethoven, Chopin, and Debussy.

      Throughout the year, the city hosts a varied program of festivals.

      Synonyms and related words for this sense of program
  3. 3
    computing a series of instructions that makes a computer perform an action or a particular type of work

    a word processing/graphics/spreadsheet program

  4. 4
    a course of study in a college or university

    Kathy is enrolled in a graduate program in journalism.

  5. 5
    a thin book or a piece of paper that gives an audience information about a performance or event

    The program says that there will be a 15-minute intermission.

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