Definition of programmable in English:


Pronunciation /ˈprəʊɡraməb(ə)l//prəʊˈɡraməb(ə)l/


  • (of a computer or other machine) able to be provided with coded instructions for the automatic performance of a task.

    ‘a programmable thermostat allows you to preset your home's heating patterns’
    ‘the camera is fully programmable’
    • ‘All the buttons are programmable.’
    • ‘The programmable control unit will determine when the valves open and close by sending a 24 - volt signal creating a magnetic field that moves a small metal plunger inside the valve.’
    • ‘Some of the items feature programmable options.’
    • ‘We mentioned earlier that there are a number of programmable buttons on the remote.’
    • ‘They have developed a special programmable chip.’
    • ‘The programmable system automatically brings the desired item within reach.’
    • ‘The hand tools of the past have often been replaced by programmable machines.’
    • ‘Installing a programmable thermostat could cut your heating and cooling bills by up to 10% a year.’
    • ‘The graphics chips have become truly programmable processors.’
    • ‘It features six dedicated programmable keys.’