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

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David Pickles, co-founder and CTO of programmatic ad tech company The Trade Desk, told Recode. Rani Molla, Vox, "The cost of an ad-free internet: $35 more per month," 24 June 2019 One of the tightest races between Spotify and Pandora in ad-tech centers around programmatic advertising, or the algorithmic purchase and sale of ad space in real time. Cherie Hu, Billboard, "Spotify vs. Pandora: Which Radio Competitor Is Winning at the Ad-Supported Game?," 1 June 2018 In that period, Snap also introduced programmatic advertising — an automated auction for marketers that significantly boosted the company's ad business. David Pierson,, "Shares of Snap Inc. nosedive after poor quarterly earnings report," 1 May 2018 During the late 20th century, social democracy’s programmatic profile also shifted, as the party watered down or even abandoned its commitment to the postwar social democratic consensus, instead embracing much of the emerging new neoliberal one. Sheri Berman, Vox, "The development and decay of democracy," 18 June 2019 By abusing various programming interfaces built into macOS, malicious code could generate a programmatic click to interact or even dismiss such alerts. Dan Goodin, Ars Technica, "Malware has no trouble hiding and bypassing macOS user warnings," 14 Aug. 2018 Additionally, out-of-home ads have lately become easier to purchase as the market becomes increasingly programmatic. Rani Molla, Recode, "Billboards — yes, billboards — are having a heyday in a digital world," 25 Sep. 2018 Beeswax anticipated that marketers would look to take more of their programmatic capabilities in-house, said Mr. Paparo. Lara O’reilly, WSJ, "Ad-Tech In-Housing Firm Beeswax Raises $15 Million," 22 Jan. 2019 Such moves are surprising because as a former Republican congressman from Oklahoma, Mr. Bridenstine arrived with a reputation many agency insiders predicted would prompt wholesale programmatic and policy shifts. Andy Pasztor, WSJ, "Donald Trump to Host Space-Policy Council Promoting Commercial Ventures," 16 June 2018

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First Known Use of programmatic

1896, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of programmatic was in 1896

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English Language Learners Definition of programmatic

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

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appealing forcibly to the mind or reason

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