2. A scheduled radio or television show.
3. An ordered list of events to take place or procedures to be followed; a schedule: a program of physical therapy for a convalescent.
4. A system of services, opportunities, or projects, usually designed to meet a social need: "Working parents rely on the center's after-school latchkey program" (New York Times).
5. a. A course of academic study; a curriculum. b. A plan or system of academic and related or ancillary activities: a work-study program. c. A plan or system of nonacademic extracurricular activities: the football program.
6. A set of coded instructions for insertion into a machine, in accordance with which the machine performs a desired sequence of operations.
7. Computer Science. a. A procedure for solving a problem that involves collection of data, processing, and presentation of results. b. Such a procedure coded for a computer.
8. An instruction sequence in programmed instruction.
5. To train to perform automatically in a desired way, as if programming a machine: crudely programming children to make the right responses.
6. To prepare an instructional sequence for (material to be taught) in programmed instruction.
[Late Latin programma, public notice, from Greek programma, programmat-, from prographein, to write publicly : pro-, forth. See