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Program (a computer or something likened to one) again or differently:‘the computers were reprogrammed to correct the error’‘they hoped to reprogramme her genes’
- ‘Since tags can be reprogrammed, a thief could enter a store, scan the ID of a tag on a $50 VCR, program this ID into his own tag and affix that tag to a $500 unit.’
- ‘When the rules changed, we reprogrammed the Fortran simulation model, tested it, and then put it on the server.’
- ‘The keyboard ships with driver and control software, which allows you to reprogram some of the keys, but not all of them.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.