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The programming is shallowed to the lowest (and widest) common denominator.

The sappy one set the leg and withdrew, programming a call for the next day.

Further on he found the programming screen, which clicked off the progress of the flight in hours, minutes, and seconds.

The operator was sitting at the programming punch, carefully going over a long streamer of tape.

No stronger proof of this can be given than the Boolean logic embedded in computer hardware and programming languages.

Then they found big ones, rank on rank of cabinets, long consoles studded with lights and buttons, programming machines.

Taking a guest around Disney World was like programming a playlist for a date or a car-trip.

To assist the IBM programming staff in reflecting customer requirements in the specification of new programming systems.

This enables management to communicate more easily with the programming staff.

The "czar" could be a good electronics technician interested both in programming and in physics.


1630s, "public notice," from Late Latin programma "proclamation, edict," from Greek programma "a written public notice," from stem of prographein "to write publicly," from pro- "forth" (see pro-) + graphein "to write" (see -graphy).

General sense of "a definite plan or scheme" is recorded from 1837. Meaning "list of pieces at a concert, playbill" first recorded 1805 and retains the original sense. That of "objects or events suggested by music" is from 1854. Sense of "broadcasting presentation" is from 1923. Computer sense (noun and verb) is from 1945. Spelling programme, established in Britain, is from French in modern use and began to be used early 19c., originally especially in the "playbill" sense. Program music attested from 1877.


Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.