pro·​gram·​mat·​ic | \ ˌprō-grə-ˈma-tik How to pronounce programmatic (audio) \

Definition of programmatic

1 : relating to program music
2 : of, relating to, resembling, or having a program

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programmatically \ ˌprō-​grə-​ˈma-​ti-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce programmatically (audio) \ adverb

Examples of programmatic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Other programmatic proposals to change the way we police have been met with stiff institutional resistance. Steve Fletcher, Time, "I'm a Minneapolis City Council Member. We Must Disband the Police—Here's What Could Come Next," 5 June 2020 By meeting stringent implementation and participation criteria, Banner Schools maximize student enrichment and promote continuous programmatic improvement. cleveland, "Fairview Park Summerfest canceled because of health, safety concerns: A Place in the Sun," 2 June 2020 Possible state education funding cuts of 14% a result of the COVID-19 outbreak may mean a $32 million shortfall and likely operational, programmatic and personnel cost reductions in the Cherokee County School District, district officials said. David Ibata, ajc, "Cherokee County schools may see $32M shortfall in state funding," 27 May 2020 Ads can be sold as slides within the story or through programmatic. Staff, USA TODAY, "Gannett Announces 2019 "Best of Gannett" Award Winners," 27 May 2020 That’s not to say there’s no more selling to come from programmatic players. Justina Lee,, "Don’t Blame the Quants For Monday’s Stock Rout, Blame the Humans," 10 May 2020 In order to respond to the new challenges posed to our existing content and programmatic models, WIA will launch a series of virtual adaptations to engage both our members and the larger animation community. Carolyn Giardina, The Hollywood Reporter, "Women in Animation Stands With Asian Friends and Family in "Defiance to the Blatant Racist Swell"," 27 Mar. 2020 After a desultory romantic weekend with Sam at a hot-springs resort, the narrator comes to see certain tendencies in him that are no less programmatic than those of blots. Willing Davidson, The New Yorker, "Kate Folk on Discerning Reality on the Internet," 16 Mar. 2020 Since the 2008 recession and, shortly after, the inequality protests of Occupy Wall Street, the idea that the world—and chiefly, America—has an inequality problem has gotten into the mainstream, and become a key programmatic point of progressives. Annalisa Merelli, Quartz, "What happens to class conflict in the fight against inequality?," 8 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of programmatic

1896, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Programmatic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Jul. 2020.

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formal : of, relating to, resembling, or having a program

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