programming pro‧gram‧ming [ˈprəʊgræmɪŋ ǁ ˈproʊ-] noun [uncountable]
1. COMPUTING the work of writing instructions for computers to perform particular tasks:

• an expert in computer programming

2. television or radio programmes, or the work involved in producing them:

• The network will broadcast eight hours of programming a day.

• He plans to move into programming.

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programming UK US /ˈprəʊɡræmɪŋ/ noun [U]
(also computer programming) IT the process or skill of writing programs for computers: »

She studied computer programming at college.


I didn't have any programming knowledge at all, but the training was very good.


All the software programming jobs were moved overseas.

IT the instructions that tell a computer what to do: »

Officials said a programming error led them to overpay about $73,700.

COMMUNICATIONS the programmes that are broadcast on television or radio: television/TV/radio programming »

More and more television programming is offered in high-definition format.

science/children's/sports programming »

When public television viewers were asked what they want to see more of on television, science programming ranked first, followed by history.


The network has increased it's educational programming for children.

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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