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 programmatic (audio) \ adverb

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Recent Examples on the Web The out-of-home (OOH) advertising industry is buzzing about digital out-of-home (DOOH) and programmatic digital OOH (PDOOH) advertising. Amanda Dorenberg, Forbes, 27 Apr. 2021 While some of these initiatives have produced programmatic results, most have not moved the needle for Black and brown people. Tawanna Black, Quartz, 28 May 2021 Other documents show how the companies sought to cancel programmatic media buys and reach doctors through online ads. Marty Swant, Forbes, 7 May 2021 Advertisers have been hesitant to invest heavily in digital audio due to lack of measurability, innovative ad formats and programmatic options. Forrester, Forbes, 12 May 2021 Instead of choice schools, Sigler said, programmatic elements from those campuses should be incorporated into neighborhood schools, reflecting the wishes of those communities. Corbett Smith, Dallas News, 29 Apr. 2021 Many of them eliminated or were eliminating the positions because everything went to programmatic. David Doty, Forbes, 12 Apr. 2021 But those programmatic changes are off the table, said Amanda Simpson, the district’s director of communications. Corbett Smith, Dallas News, 23 Apr. 2021 Because of the dangers in programmatic advertising, many advertisers have been forced to pay for additional services like fraud detection, viewability vendors, brand safety tech, etc. Dr. Augustine Fou, Forbes, 17 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of programmatic

1896, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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12 Jun 2021

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“Programmatic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of programmatic

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

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