Definition of programming in US English:



  • 1The action or process of writing computer programs.

    • ‘Some have no experience with Web HTML language or programming, while others are conversant.’
    • ‘In the bazaar model, anyone with Internet access and programming skills can be engaged in the process.’
    • ‘These formalisms define different families of model-based programming languages.’
    • ‘Policies can be defined in a standard logical programming language and deployed to ensure that only optimal routes are selected for calls.’
    • ‘A flaw in computer programming is been blamed for the release date errors.’
    • ‘Detailed discussion of these looping constructs can be found in any programming textbook or introductory computer science course, so I will not be going through them in any detail.’
    • ‘Anyone with a small amount of experience with computer programming will be creating single player dungeon crawls in a matter of minutes.’
    • ‘I isolated four or five boxes of computer programming and software engineering books, sighed, and consigned them to the heap to go off for recycling.’
    • ‘In programming, this translates to the choice of programming language.’
    • ‘Her unassuming husband, Ben, just wanted another computer programming gig in Silicon Valley's depressed job market.’
    • ‘In an ironic counterpart to the trend of offshoring programmer jobs to India, the business of writing about programming is also on the move.’
    • ‘Eventually, we have to create the real software design, and it will be in some programming language.’
    • ‘However, a virus-writing course shouldn't be dumbed down with only milk-liver assignments like the programming of new computer viruses.’
    • ‘The programming software can be run within DOS or Windows.’
    • ‘When I first became a part of the computer programming industry some 25 years ago, a lot of the code was pretty buggy.’
    • ‘The precision necessary when writing programming languages is palpable not only for the author of technology but also for the user of technology.’
    • ‘Some knowledge of assembly language programming is important if you are planning on writing your own low-level graphics routines.’
    • ‘It would give more time for students with limited experience with computer science and programming to adapt and assimilate the knowledge.’
    • ‘It does some auto-formatting, and ‘understands’ various programming languages.’
    • ‘There is some excellent general programming and software design stuff in here.’
  • 2The action or process of scheduling something, especially radio or television programs.

    ‘the programming of shows’
    1. 2.1 Radio or television programs that are scheduled or broadcast.
      ‘the station is to expand its late-night programming’
      • ‘The $25 million slice out of the fund could potentially result in 550 fewer hours of new Canadian programming that broadcasters can draw from.’
      • ‘For example, regulators have historically placed considerable restrictions on simulcasting - broadcasting programming over more than one station at the same time.’
      • ‘By youth radio I mean programming created by young people that is often about social change and bringing a real youth voice to the forefront of political discussion.’
      • ‘Instead of breaking into regular programming, the major broadcasters will cover the day in their regular newscasts.’
      • ‘In the coming year the Governors will consider the BBC's coverage of European constitutional affairs and religious programming and publish the findings.’
      • ‘From January to March, the health authority recorded 103 hours of programming on 206 radio frequencies nationwide.’
      • ‘Unlike commercial television, which broadcasts free programming, satellite television is not without cost.’
      • ‘I really do think that the least our government can do for us is to have good cultural programming on local radio and television, and not political blabbing.’
      • ‘What are the implications for cable with its digital capacity and its responsibilities in carrying broadcast programming?’
      • ‘The BBC's main television channels BBC ONE and BBC TWO will also work closer to avoid schedule clashes with similar programming on at the same time.’
      • ‘Forrester's survey respondents report watching only 8 percent of commercials in recorded programming.’
      • ‘Perhaps some actual variety in broadcast programming would draw older listeners back, or at least have them visit once in a while.’
      • ‘It also will help enhance public awareness of NASA by developing documentaries and educational programming for television broadcast.’
      • ‘They created programming that reasonably educated people could talk reasonably about.’
      • ‘The majority of cable's new fall and winter programming hasn't been scheduled.’
      • ‘Avoid violent programming and using the television as an electronic baby-sitter.’
      • ‘These organizations help teachers and parents work together to demand improvement in television programming and marketing of toys of violence to our youngest viewers.’
      • ‘Music replaced normal programming on government-run radio and television stations.’
      • ‘The proposed programme schedule also includes arts, farming and religious programming.’
      • ‘In her new role, Sue will take on additional responsibility for all of the BBC's political programming.’