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verb [transitive] program pronunciation in American English /ˈproʊˌɡræm/
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present tense
present participleprogramming
past tenseprogrammed
past participleprogrammed
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  1. 1
    computing to give a series of instructions to a computer or other piece of equipment so that it will do something automatically
    The heating system has been programmed to maintain a constant temperature.
  2. 2
    to plan something
    We need to program some time for discussions at the end of the day.
  3. 3
    to make a person or animal behave in a particular way
    Human beings are genetically programmed to learn certain kinds of languages.


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