Adjective "programmed" definition and examples

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Definitions and examples


A planned series of future events or performances.
  1. 'the programme includes Dvořák's New World symphony'
  2. 'Planning the programme for this event is a big undertaking and the dedicated workers are each endeavouring to make it a real success.'
  3. 'Future plans and programmes were discussed at the gathering.'
  4. 'An extensive programme of activities will be put on to promote physical development and make a positive impact on the health of residents of the borough.'
  5. 'Their programs include performances, tours and workshops that allow musicians to hone their skills and showcase their talents to the general public.'
  6. 'This is a very exciting addition to the programme and performances are planned for Christmas and June 2003.'
  7. 'As a part of the festival, bird-watching tours, a fishermen exhibition, boat race and a series of cultural programmes are being planned.'
  8. 'This year we have a programme of exhibition already planned for the rest of the year.'
  9. 'Raymond Otto, from Soweto, visited the school last Friday as part of a weekly programme of events looking at performing arts.'
  10. 'There is a full programme of events planned when all classes take part in nativity plays and parents and friends are invited to attend.'
  11. 'The other events include debate, cultural programmes and lectures.'
  12. 'These constraints have made it difficult for staff to reach the rural populace they aim to serve through training programs and related activities.'
  13. 'The government is also expected to announce next week its after-school exercise program.'
  14. 'The success of a church is not measured by its membership, physical assets, programmes or activities.'
  15. 'Nascar has started an internship program geared toward minority college students.'
  16. 'Most other master's degree programs also require additional education before accepting applied degree holders.'
  17. 'Planning and implementing a comprehensive program of premarital education in the congregation is not easy.'
  18. 'The production will be accompanied by an extensive outreach program aimed at secondary school students and community groups.'
  19. 'The legislation would establish a certification program run by the state Department of Health.'
  20. 'Another new feature allows prospective students to type their interests into a search engine that responds with related college programs.'
  21. 'Iowa State has created a mentoring program for college students planning development careers.'
A sheet or booklet giving details of items or performers at an event or performance.
  1. 'There are 14 races, each outlined in impenetrable statistical detail in the official programme.'
  2. 'The arrangements of two Asian cultural events planned for Sunday were changed after the festival programme was printed.'
  3. 'Even at this stage of the season the excuses are plentiful, and a number of them were detailed in the programme.'
  4. '‘Finding all those programmes, letters and sheet music brought back so many memories,’ she says.'
An item broadcast between stated times on radio or television.
  1. 'The programmes look in detail at the story behind this famous race, with York as a focal point.'
  2. 'BBC World Service broadcasts programmes around the world in 43 languages and is available on radio and online.'
  3. 'Most talk radio programs follow a rough script that has become familiar to audiences.'
  4. 'Television programmes broadcast debates between pro- and anti-democracy analysts.'
  5. 'In this business to broadcast 4,000 programmes on the same radio station is a remarkable achievement.'
  6. 'The 25-year-old tells us his next project is filming one of a series of three half-hour programmes, which are likely to be aired on ITV1.'
  7. 'Some of the BBC network business programmes will also broadcast from Belfast on 7 November.'
  8. 'To survive, a commercial broadcaster must produce programmes that audiences want.'
  9. 'Many Albanians speak Italian because Italian television programs are broadcast in Albania.'
  10. 'Child Rescue Alert, which interrupts television and radio programmes with newsflashes that a child has been snatched and is at risk of serious harm, will go live early in the new year.'
A series of coded software instructions to control the operation of a computer or other machine.
  1. 'The technologies we now use are an outgrowth of early, computerized information retrieval programs.'
  2. 'Computer programs have been developed to assist children with learning disability.'
  3. 'In this case ‘literary works’ covers most computer programs and databases.'
  4. 'Most people don't comprehend that a spreadsheet is a computer program in and of itself.'
  5. 'Computer software programs are available to help with this task.'
  6. 'However, the draft now allows for direct software patentability of computer programs, data structures and process descriptions.'
  7. 'Computer software programs are improved and developed to the extent they can be shared and adapted.'
  8. 'When we code a computer program, we do not rewrite the entire thing every time something fails to work.'
  9. 'Processing power, therefore, is increasingly determined by software that compiles computer programs into machine code.'
  10. 'Largely distributed by organised cyber theft groups, keyloggers are typically packaged with phishing emails or spyware programs.'


Provide (a computer or other machine) with coded instructions for the automatic performance of a task.
  1. 'The computer was programmed to provide specific responses based upon key words entered.'
  2. 'Computers could be programmed to try multiple different phrases or spammers could hire people to manually create accounts.'
  3. 'One week he sat a computing test and the next week he was programming computers.'
  4. 'By the time he was thirty, he was programming computers.'
  5. 'Those who established the business, programmed the computer or were party to it clearly had a real interest in the venture becoming and continuing to be successful.'
  6. 'You can program a computer to simulate a thunderstorm but it's still just that - a simulation.'
  7. 'The machine is programmed to shut down automatically after six hours of non-stop operation.'
  8. 'In a DOS attack, a hacker programs a computer, or group of computers, to repeatedly call up a web site, perhaps thousands of times a second.'
  9. 'During the summer of 1952 she worked for the National Bureau of Standards, learning to program an early computer.'
  10. 'Smith walks over to a computer and punches in numbers to program the machine to cut receivers.'
  11. 'I've programmed for 25 years and have used many languages'
  12. 'Being now middle-aged, I've reached the point of "Senior Architect" who's been programming for 25 + years.'
  13. 'He's been in the industry for six years, working mainly on console games, though programming since the age of 11.'
  14. 'For a long time I have been programming in Visual Basic, and the challenge of creating web pages in HTML, CSS, DOM, PHP & MySQL, and Javascript was irresistible once I was on the Internet.'
  15. 'When I was programming in the early '80s, Microsoft had a stable operating system on which free competition existed.'
  16. 'The LAN folks programmed in Perl themselves.'
  17. 'He's been programming in C + + for the past 12 years and can't believe how bad his first lines of C + + actually were.'
  18. 'As an independent contractor and software developer, she's been programming for 20 years and self-employed for last 13.'
  19. 'Well, I'd been programming for a while on a little Atari computer but I can't play guitar or piano or anything.'
  20. 'BT buildings already have touchdown centres in most major cities, where people can program in their own phone number and plug in their laptop.'
  21. 'People are used to point and click, not having to program in a time and channel to get something to record.'
  22. 'all members of a species are programmed to build nests in the same way'
  23. 'We're programmed to get somewhere, to make something of ourselves - or at least to look like it.'
  24. 'As part of that instinct, we're also programmed to prefer energy-dense foods like sugar and fat.'
  25. 'Blotter made a show of biting her knuckles and growing pale, as she was programmed to do in tense situations.'
  26. 'I was programmed to catch his hands and not to leave him.'
  27. 'Brought up on the sea trout rivers of West Wales I was programmed to be pleased by big water.'
  28. 'In essence, we are actually programmed to become literate.'
  29. 'I don't think I am programmed to churn out a song in 30 seconds.'
  30. 'We're even programmed to feel we can question - but only in context.'
  31. 'Well, we are not programmed to take pills if we start to feel good.'
  32. 'I think we are genetically programmed to be fearful of BMW drivers in the same way that we are programmed to be just a little bit frightened of Scottish people in pub lavatories.'
Arrange according to a plan or schedule.
  1. 'the next stage of the treaty is programmed for next year'
  2. 'The company consistently programs the wrong kind of plays for such a space.'
Broadcast (an item)
  1. 'In this view, networks, from the beginning of television time should have programmed lots of prime-time game shows.'

More definitions

1. a plan of action to accomplish a specified end: a school lunch program.

2. a plan or schedule of activities, procedures, etc., to be followed.

3. a broadcasted television or radio production or similar Internet-based content produced for distribution.

4. a list of items, pieces, performers, etc., in a musical, theatrical, or other entertainment.

5. an entertainment with reference to its pieces or numbers: a program of American and French music.

6. a planned, coordinated group

More examples(as adjective)

"people can be programmed for obesities."

"instructions can be programmed."

"texts can be programmed."

"deaths can be programmed."

"stimulations can be programmed."

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(program)Early 17th century (in the sense ‘written notice’): via late Latin from Greek programma, from prographein ‘write publicly’, from pro ‘before’ + graphein ‘write’.


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