One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Having more than one plan or scheme of intended proceedings; (specifically of educational or research institutions) having more than one focus of academic interest.
2Computing. Designed for or relating to multiprogramming.
3Involving more than two television stations or channels.
4Photography. Designating an automatic camera that has a number of different programmed modes of operation.
1950s; earliest use found in American Political Science Review. From multi- + programme.
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