Programme is the British spelling of program, which is a plan or system. You are constantly reminding the daydreaming Betty to get with the programme.

Programme can mean plan, curriculum, or an episode of a larger plan. Your school has a programme for your education. In college your major will determine which programme you follow. The TV show you especially like is your favorite programme. Programme is also a verb. You programme your alarm clock to wake you at 6, or programme a series of musicians to play at the local pub. If you think society brainwashes you with advertising, then you feel programmed.

Definitions of programme
  1. noun
    a series of steps to be carried out or goals to be accomplished
    synonyms: plan, program
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    audit program, audit programme
    a listing of audit procedures to be performed in completing an audit
    outline, schema, scheme
    a schematic or preliminary plan
    master plan
    a long-term outline of a project or government function
    blueprint, design, pattern
    something intended as a guide for making something else
    plan of action
    a plan for actively doing something
    regime, regimen
    (medicine) a systematic plan for therapy (often including diet)
    project, projection
    a planned undertaking
    agenda, docket, schedule
    a temporally organized plan for matters to be attended to
    pension account, pension plan, retirement account, retirement plan, retirement program, retirement savings account, retirement savings plan
    a plan for setting aside money to be spent after retirement
    employee savings plan
    a plan that allows employees to contribute to an investment pool managed the employer
    guideline, road map
    a detailed plan or explanation to guide you in setting standards or determining a course of action
    stock purchase plan
    an organized plan for employees of a company to buy shares of its stock
    a summary of intended expenditures along with proposals for how to meet them
    a preset plan of action in team sports
    a plan of action adopted by an individual or social group
    battle plan
    plan for conducting a battle
    a procedure or process for obtaining an objective
    maneuver, manoeuvre, tactic, tactics
    a plan for attaining a particular goal
    scheme, strategy
    an elaborate and systematic plan of action
    itinerary, travel plan
    a proposed route of travel
    cash cow, money-spinner, moneymaker
    a project that generates a continuous flow of money
    fare, menu
    an agenda of things to do
    401-k, 401-k plan
    a retirement savings plan that is funded by employee contributions and (often) matching contributions from the employer; contributions are made from your salary before taxes and the funds grow tax-free until they are withdrawn, at which point they can be converted into an IRA; funds can be transferred if you change employers and you can (to some extent) manage the investments yourself
    IRA, individual retirement account
    a retirement plan that allows you to contribute a limited yearly sum toward your retirement; taxes on the interest earned in the account are deferred
    Keogh plan
    a tax-deferred pension plan for employees of unincorporated businesses or for self-employed persons
    ESOP, employee stock ownership plan
    a program under which employees regularly accumulate shares and may ultimately assume control of the company
    balanced budget
    a budget is balanced when current expenditures are equal to receipts
    a new strategy or plan to solve a problem or improve a situation
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    idea, thought
    the content of cognition; the main thing you are thinking about
  2. noun
    a system of projects or services intended to meet a public need
    synonyms: program
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    defence policy, defence program, defense policy, defense program
    a program for defending a country against its enemies
    educational program
    a program for providing education
    rehabilitation program
    a program for restoring someone to good health
    space program
    a technological program intended to explore outer space
    Superfund, Superfund program
    the federal government's program to locate and investigate and clean up the worst uncontrolled and abandoned toxic waste sites nationwide; administered by the Environmental Protection Agency
    tax policy, tax program
    a program for setting taxes
    works program
    a program to provide jobs on public works paid for by government funds
    vocational rehabilitation program
    a program of rehabilitation through job training with an eye to gainful employment
    academic program
    (education) a program of education in liberal arts and sciences (usually in preparation for higher education)
    training program
    a program designed for training in specific skills
    vocational program
    a program of vocational education
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    system, system of rules
    a complex of methods or rules governing behavior
  3. noun
    an integrated course of academic studies
    synonyms: course of study, curriculum, program, syllabus
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    crash course, crash program, crash programme
    a rapid and intense course of training or research (usually undertaken in an emergency)
    reading program
    a program designed to teach literacy skills
    degree program
    a course of study leading to an academic degree
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    info, information
    a message received and understood
  4. verb
    arrange a program of or for
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    make a schedule; plan the time and place for events
  5. noun
    an announcement of the events that will occur as part of a theatrical or sporting event
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    a theatrical program
    a program for a race meeting; lists the races and the names of the horses
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    announcement, promulgation
    a public statement containing information about an event that has happened or is going to happen
  6. noun
    a performance (or series of performances) at a public presentation
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    the entertainment offered at a public presentation
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    the act of presenting a play or a piece of music or other entertainment
  7. noun
    a radio or television show
    synonyms: broadcast, program
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    news, news program, news show
    a program devoted to current events, often using interviews and commentary
    a program that is broadcast again
    chat show, talk show
    a program during which well-known people discuss a topic or answer questions telephoned in by the audience
    TV program, TV show, television program, television show
    a program broadcast by television
    game show, giveaway
    a television or radio program in which contestants compete for awards
    serial, series
    a serialized set of programs
    episode, installment, instalment
    a part of a broadcast serial
    sustaining program
    a program without a commercial sponsor
    a program in which the audience participates by telephone
    colorcast, colourcast
    a television program that is broadcast in color
    pilot, pilot film, pilot program
    a program exemplifying a contemplated series; intended to attract sponsors
    quiz program
    a game show in which contestants answer questions
    an episode that ends in suspense
    soap opera
    a serialized program usually dealing with sentimentalized family matters that is broadcast on radio or television (frequently sponsored by a company advertising soap products)
    a series of four related works (plays or operas or novels)
    television news
    a television broadcast of news
    sitcom, situation comedy
    a humorous television program based on situations that could arise in everyday life
    a television production that features a particular person or work or topic
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    a social event involving a public performance or entertainment
  8. noun
    (computer science) a sequence of instructions that a computer can interpret and execute
    synonyms: computer program, computer programme, program
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    anti-virus program
    a computer program that checks a computer for viruses and prevents their spread
    application, application program, applications programme
    a program that gives a computer instructions that provide the user with tools to accomplish a task
    binary, binary program
    a pre-compiled, pre-linked program that is ready to run under a given operating system; a binary for one operating system will not run on a different operating system
    a computer program that performs a series of instructions repeatedly until some specified condition is satisfied
    malevolent program, malware
    a computer program designed to have undesirable or harmful effects
    a short set of commands to correct a bug in a computer program
    assembler, assembly program
    a program to convert assembly language into machine language
    checking program
    a program that examines other computer programs for syntax errors
    compiler, compiling program
    (computer science) a program that decodes instructions written in a higher order language and produces an assembly language program
    a program that helps in locating and correcting programming errors
    interface, user interface
    (computer science) a program that controls a display for the user (usually on a computer monitor) and that allows the user to interact with the system
    interpreter, interpretive program
    (computer science) a program that translates and executes source language statements one line at a time
    job control
    a program that is called to prepare each job to be run
    library program
    a program in a program library
    monitor program, monitoring program
    a program that observes and regulates and controls or verifies the operations of a data-processing system
    object program, target program
    a fully compiled or assembled program ready to be loaded into the computer
    source program
    a program written in a language from which statements are translated into machine language
    a computer program that divides code up into functional components
    tagger, tagging program
    a computer program that attaches labels to the grammatical constituents of textual matter
    relocatable program
    a program that can be located in different parts of memory at different times
    reusable program
    a program that can be loaded once and executed repeatedly
    Web Map Server, Web Map Service
    a computer program that produces maps of spatially referenced data dynamically from geographic information
    search engine
    a computer program that retrieves documents or files or data from a database or from a computer network (especially from the internet)
    self-adapting program
    a program that can change its performance in response to its environment
    spider, wanderer
    a computer program that prowls the internet looking for publicly accessible resources that can be added to a database; the database can then be searched with a search engine
    a screen-oriented interactive program enabling a user to lay out financial data on the screen
    stored program
    a program that is stored in the memory of the computer that executes it
    executive program, supervisor, supervisory program
    a program that controls the execution of other programs
    syntax checker
    a program to check natural language syntax
    system program, systems program, systems software
    a program (as an operating system or compiler or utility program) that controls some aspect of the operation of a computer
    a computer program that looks for text that matches a given text
    translating program, translator
    a program that translates one programming language into another
    service program, utility, utility program
    (computer science) a program designed for general support of the processes of a computer
    LISP program
    a program written in LISP
    FORTRAN program
    a program written in FORTRAN
    C program
    a program written in C
    active application
    an application that is currently running and in the foreground
    a Java application; an application program that uses the client's web browser to provide a user interface
    an application that divides the user's display into two or more windows that can be scrolled independently
    browser, web browser
    a program used to view HTML documents
    natural language processing application, natural language processor
    an application program that deals with natural language text
    (computer science) a program application that may consist of several steps but is a single logical unit
    word processing system, word processor
    an application that provides the user with tools needed to write and edit and format text and to send it to a printer
    C compiler
    a compiler for programs written in C
    Fortran compiler
    a compiler for programs written in FORTRAN
    LISP compiler
    a compiler for programs written in LISP
    Pascal compiler
    a compiler for programs written in Pascal
    device driver, driver
    (computer science) a program that determines how a computer will communicate with a peripheral device
    diagnostic program
    a program that recognizes and explains faults in the equipment or mistakes in a computer program
    editor, editor program
    (computer science) a program designed to perform such editorial functions as rearrangement or modification or deletion of data
    input program
    a utility program that organizes the input to a computer
    CLI, command line interface
    a user interface in which you type commands instead of choosing them from a menu or selecting an icon
    GUI, graphical user interface
    a user interface based on graphics (icons and pictures and menus) instead of text; uses a mouse as well as a keyboard as an input device
    output program
    a utility program that organizes the output of a computer
    sense tagger
    a tagging program whose labels indicate the meanings of words or expressions
    part-of-speech tagger, pos tagger
    a tagging program whose labels indicate a word's part of speech
    sort program, sorting program
    a utility program that sorts data items
    trace program
    a utility program that exhibits the sequence and results of executing the instructions in another program
    logic bomb, slag code
    a set of instructions inserted into a program that are designed to execute (or `explode') if a particular condition is satisfied; when exploded it may delete or corrupt data, or print a spurious message, or have other harmful effects
    trojan, trojan horse
    a program that appears desirable but actually contains something harmful
    computer virus, virus
    a software program capable of reproducing itself and usually capable of causing great harm to files or other programs on the same computer
    a software program capable of reproducing itself that can spread from one computer to the next over a network
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    computer software, package, software, software package, software program, software system
    (computer science) written programs or procedures or rules and associated documentation pertaining to the operation of a computer system and that are stored in read/write memory
  9. verb
    write a computer program
    synonyms: program
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    hack, hack on
    fix a computer program piecemeal until it works
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    create by mental act, create mentally
    create mentally and abstractly rather than with one's hands
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