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

Other Words from programmatic

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

Examples of programmatic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The food stand, one of the city’s most iconic examples of memetic or programmatic architecture, celebrates its return this week with a grand opening, new items and a new location in West Hollywood. Los Angeles Times, 21 July 2022 Their constant, roving patrol, their opacity and ubiquity, their bland and cutesy sameness, their programmatic logic seemed to presage a future without privacy or mystery. Anna Wiener, The New Yorker, 20 July 2022 Buyers must select ad networks that prioritize media security for programmatic and non-automated native ads, as well as employ ongoing quality scanning. Sergii Denysenko, Forbes, 10 Dec. 2021 In the early part of the 20th century, restaurants in the shape of hotdogs, chili bowls, tamales, bulldogs and more — known as programmatic architecture — drew customers across Los Angeles. Pat Saperstein, Variety, 15 July 2022 Microsoft has served ads on the Bing search engine and its predecessors for many years, but its ability to get the Netflix contract was reportedly due to its purchase of the programmatic advertising system Xandr from AT&T. Jon Brodkin, Ars Technica, 13 July 2022 The School of Medicine seeks to be a national medical school with the goal of welcoming its inaugural class in 2025, pending programmatic and institutional accreditation, according to a news release. Mike Jones, Arkansas Online, 30 June 2022 Rather than impose the prevailing model for library organization on the site, the architects designed around the library’s programmatic needs. Siobhan Reid, Washington Post, 29 June 2022 Perhaps a lot like literary and cultural criticism, parenting is equal parts thoroughly interrogated, programmatic intention—sleep training, attachment parenting, hysterical realism—and feel. Phillip Maciak, The New Republic, 27 June 2022 See More

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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 8 Aug. 2022.

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