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spoken English37.41%written English62.59% conversational speech28.91%task-oriented speech71.09% imaginative writing8.15%informational writing91.85%
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Definition of the noun programme

What does programme mean as a name of something?

Programme is one of the top 1000 most common nouns. It is used mostly in informational writing, being one of the top 100 most common nouns in informational written English.View more statistics!

noun - plural: programmes

  1. an announcement of the events that will occur as part of a theatrical or sporting event
    • lexical domain: Communicative Processes - nouns denoting communicative processes and contents
    • synonym of programme: program
    • more generic words: announcement / promulgation = a public statement containing information about an event that has happened or is going to happen
    • more specific words:
  2. an integrated course of academic studies
  3. a radio or television show
  4. (computer science) a sequence of instructions that a computer can interpret and execute
  5. a system of projects or services intended to meet a public need
  6. a series of steps to be carried out or goals to be accomplished
  7. a performance (or series of performances) at a public presentation
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • synonym of programme: program
    • more generic word: performance = the act of presenting a play or a piece of music or other entertainment
    • more specific word: bill = the entertainment offered at a public presentation

Alternative definition of the noun programme


  1. A planned sequence of events.
    • A sheet or booklet that lists a schedule of events.
    • A presentation that is broadcast on radio or television.

    Definition of the verb programme

    What does programme mean as a doing word?

    verb - inflections: programmed | programming | programmes

    1. write a computer program
    2. arrange a program of or for
      • lexical domain: Communication - verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing
      • synonym of programme: program
      • more generic word: schedule = make a schedule


    Programme is a musical group.


    Programme: A programme or program is a booklet available for patrons attending a live event such as theatre performances, fêtes, sports events, etc. It is a printed leaflet outlining the parts of the event scheduled to take place, principal performers and background information. In the case of theatrical performances, the term playbill is also used. It may be provided free of charge by the event organisers or a charge may be levied.

    • also known as Event programme, Souvenir program

    Phrases with Programme

    1. programme music
    2. audit programme
    3. crash programme
    4. computer programme
    5. Induction programme
    6. applications programme

    Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Programme

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    Google previewCognitive Behavioural Therapy for Child Trauma and Abuse (2010)

    A Step-by-Step Approach by Kevin Ronan, Jacqueline S. Feather

    Relevant to this treatment programme is the important need to assess children with these distinctions in mind, ...

    Google previewYoung people's sexual health (2010)

    the National Chlamydia Screening Programme : seventh report of session 2009-10 : report, together with formal minutes, oral and written evidence by Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons. Committee of Public Accounts

    The National Chlamydia Screening Programme is a major Department of Health initiative, launched in 2003, which aims to identify the sexually transmitted infection (STI) Chlamydia trachomatis (chlamydia'), treat those infected and reduce ...

    Google previewMethodological Variance (2012)

    Essays in Epistemological Ontology and the Methodology of Science by Giridhari Lal Pandit

    For a Lakatosian scientific research programme is a complex whole of “a conventionally accepted (and thus by provisional decision “irrefutable') 'hard core ” and “a positive heuristic' which defines problems, outlines the construction of a belt of ...

    Google previewConstruction Law Handbook (2007)

    by Thomas Telford Limited

    the failure of the employer to provide something which the employer is to provide by the date for providing it required by the accepted programme is a compensation event. It is to be noted that ECC 2nd Edition Clause ...

    Google previewCambridge ICT Starters: On Track, Stage 1 (2013)

    by Jill Jesson, Graham Peacock

    The ICT programme is a pilot project for Mukah and the coastal area, and is an extension of an earlier successful pilot project which was launched at SK Datu Pengiran Mohamad, Oya, another rural area, by Sarawak Chief Minister Pehin Sri ...

    Google previewWomen and elderly on the BSR labour market - good practices' analysis and transfer (2014)

    by Marzena Grzesiak, Anita Richert-Kamierska, Marzena Starnawska, Magdalena Olczyk

    WIT Core Programme covers 2,5 days per week over 48 weeks and consists of modules in maths, communication, technology and IT. The integrated part of this programme is the course of personal development, which covers to confidence ...

    Google previewThe Routledge Encyclopaedia of UK Education, Training and Employment (2013)

    From the earliest statutes to the present day by John P. Wilson

    Programme. (April 1981–September 1982) This programme replaced the Special Temporary Employment Programme and provided temporary employment on schemes of community benefit at an appropriate localwage.

    Google previewHistorical Dictionary of the World Health Organization (2013)

    by Kelley Lee, Jennifer Fang

    EPI Alert (Global Programme for Vaccines and Immunization) Epidemiological Bulletin (PAHO) EPI Newsletter (Special Programme for Vaccines and Immunization) Essential Drugs Monitor (Action Programme on Essential Drugs) European ...

    Google previewNGOS, the New Lexicon of Health Care (2005)

    by Asok Kumar Sarkar

    Programme. Sustainability. In this Chapter, initiatives have been taken to understand the nature of sustainability of the programmes carried out by the three selected NGOs under the study. Four main programmes from each of the selected ...

    Google previewInternational Encyclopedia of Environmental Politics (2014)

    by John Barry, E. Gene Frankland

    The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) was created by the l972 United Nations Conference on the...

    As a 'programme', not one of the autonomous Specialized Agencies, UNEP is itself accountable via ECOSOC to the UN ...

    Google previewDictionary and Introduction to Global Environmental Governance (2013)

    by Richard A Meganck, Richard E Saunier

    UNDP United Nations Development Programme UNDP-IW-LEARN International Waters Learning Exchange and Resource UNDPI UNDPRF Network United Nations Department of Public Information United Nations Development Programme ...

    Google previewDictionary of Global Climate Change (2012)

    by W.J. Maunder

    World Climate Applications Programme (WCAP) provides for the transfer of technology in the use of climate information...

    World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) organized jointly by WMO and ICSU, with the support of IOC , is designed ...

    Google previewEncyclopaedia of Health, Nutrition and Family Welfare (2000)

    The integration of family planning services with maternal and child health services and nutrition services was introduced as a part of the Minimum Needs Programme during the Fifth Five Year Plan (1974-79). The primary objective was to ...

    Google previewConcise Encyclopaedia of India (2006)

    by K.R. Gupta, K.R. Gupta & Amita Gupta

    Reproductive and Child Health Programme Currently operational in the whole country, the Reproductive and Child Health Programme was launched in 1997 with the overall objectives to reduce infant and maternal morbidity and mortality, ...

    Google previewEncyclopaedia of Technical Education(25 Volumes)

    A records management programme must keep this in mind when trying to control the whereabouts of the drawings. Some employees will want to control the drawings with which they are working. Flexibility is the key. Work with them in trying to ...

    Google previewThe SAGE Dictionary of Policing (2008)

    by Alison Wakefield, Jenny Fleming

    It is also widely believed that the first neighbourhood watch in the UK was the Home Watch programme implemented in July 1982 in Cheshire. The design of the programme was similar to the North American schemes and included neighbours ...

    Google previewEncyclopedia of Psychological Assessment (2002)

    by Rocio Fernandez-Ballesteros

    INTRODUCTION Needs assessment can be broadly defined as a systematic set of procedures to identify needs, prioritize them and make decisions concerning programme improvement based on these needs (Witkin & Altschuld, 2000).

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    Usage statistics about programme

    The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.

    Usage statistics for the noun programme:

    spoken English37.41%written English62.59% conversational speech28.91%task-oriented speech71.09% imaginative writing8.15%informational writing91.85%

    Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun programme:


    Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb programme:


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    TEDxGeneva 2010 programme

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    Quotes about Programme

    The classical example of a successful research programme is Newton's gravitational theory: possibly the most successful research programme ever. (Imre Lakatos)
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    Scrabble value of P3R1O1G2R1A1M3M3E1

    The value of this 9-letter word is 16 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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