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.

Primary Meanings of programme

a series of steps to be carried out or goals to be accomplished
arrange a program of or for
an announcement of the events that will occur as part of a theatrical or sporting event
(computer science) a sequence of instructions that a computer can interpret and execute
write a computer program
Full Definitions of programme

n a series of steps to be carried out or goals to be accomplished

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
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idea, thought
the content of cognition; the main thing you are thinking about

n a system of projects or services intended to meet a public need

Apollo program
a program of space flights undertaken by US to land a man on the Moon
Gemini program
a program of space flights undertaken by US in 1965 and 1966
Mercury program
a program of rocket-powered flights undertaken by US between 1961 and 1963 with the goal of putting a man in orbit around the earth
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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

n an integrated course of academic studies

course of study, curriculum, program, syllabus
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

v arrange a program of or for

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make a schedule; plan the time and place for events

n an announcement of the events that will occur as part of a theatrical or sporting event

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

n a performance (or series of performances) at a public presentation

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

n a radio or television show

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

n (computer science) a sequence of instructions that a computer can interpret and execute

computer program, computer programme, program
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Internet Explorer
a commercial browser
a freeware browser for Linux
a text browser
a freeware browser
a commercial browser
a commercial browser
a free, widely-used Web Map Server
a widely used search engine that uses text-matching techniques to find web pages that are important and relevant to a user's search
a widely used search engine for the web that finds information, news, images, products, finance
Ask Jeeves
a widely used search engine accepting plain English questions or phrases or terms
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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
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

v write a computer program

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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