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programming

noun pro·gram·ming \-miŋ\

Simple Definition of programming

  • : the act or job of creating computer programs

  • : a schedule of television or radio broadcasts

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of programming

  1. 1 :  the planning, scheduling, or performing of a program

  2. 2 a :  the process of instructing or learning by means of an instructional program b :  the process of preparing an instructional program

Examples of programming in a sentence

  1. The news conference interrupted regular television programming.



1940

First Known Use of programming

1940

Variants of programming

also

programing

play \-miŋ\


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