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noun [countable] program pronunciation in American English /ˈproʊˌɡræm/
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singularprogram
pluralprograms
  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.
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  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.
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  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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