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{adj: able} (usually followed by `to') having the necessary means or skill or know-how or authority to do something
"able to swim"
"she was able to program her computer"
"we were at last able to buy a car"
"able to get a grant for the project"
<-> unable

{adj: accelerated} speeded up, as of an academic course
"in an accelerated program in school"

{adj: assorted, miscellaneous, mixed, motley, sundry} consisting of a haphazard assortment of different kinds (even to the point of incongruity)
"an arrangement of assorted spring flowers"
"assorted sizes"
"miscellaneous accessories"
"a mixed program of baroque and contemporary music"
"a motley crew"
"sundry sciences commonly known as social"- I.A.Richards

{adj: big-ticket, high-ticket} very expensive
"big-ticket items like cars and furs"
"a big-ticket government program"

{adj: camp-made} made as part of the arts-and-crafts program at summer camp
"my camp-made leather wallet"

{adj: coordinated, co-ordinated, interconnected, unified} operating as a unit
"a unified utility system"
"a coordinated program"

{adj: crowded} overfilled or compacted or concentrated
"a crowded theater"
"a crowded program"
"crowded trains"
"a young mother's crowded days"
<-> uncrowded

{adj: diversified} having variety of character or form or components; or having increased variety
"a diversified musical program ranging from classical to modern"
"diversified farming"
"diversified manufacturing"
"diversified scenery"
"diversified investments"
<-> undiversified

{adj: effaceable, erasable} capable of being effaced
"the fire's worst scars were effaceable by a comprehensive program of reforestation"
"a signal too loud to be erasable in a single pass through the erase head"

{adj: federal} national; especially in reference to the government of the United States as distinct from that of its member units
"the Federal Bureau of Investigation"
"federal courts"
"the federal highway program"
"federal property"

{adj: intramural} carried on within the bounds of an institution or community
"most of the students participated actively in the college's intramural sports program"
<-> extramural

{adj: live, unrecorded} actually being performed at the time of hearing or viewing
"a live television program"
"brought to you live from Lincoln Center"
"live entertainment involves performers actually in the physical presence of a live audience"
<-> recorded

{adj: stored-program} of or concerning programs stored in the computer's own memory

{n: Ball, Lucille Ball} United States comedienne best known as the star of a popular television program (1911-1989)

{n: Bush, Vannevar Bush} United States electrical engineer who designed an early analogue computer and who led the scientific program of the United States during World War II (1890-1974)

{n: C program} a program written in C

{n: Gemini program} a program of space flights undertaken by US in 1965 and 1966
"under the Gemini program each crew had two astronauts"

{n: Marshall, George Marshall, George Catlett Marshall} United States general and statesman who as Secretary of State organized the European Recovery Program (1880-1959)

{n: Medicaid} health care for the needy; a federally and state-funded program

{n: Reserve Officers Training Corps, ROTC} a training program to prepare college students to be commissioned officers

{n: Superfund program, Superfund} the federal government's program to locate and investigate and clean up the worst uncontrolled and abandoned toxic waste sites nationwide; administered by the Environmental Protection Agency
"some have intimated that the Superfund's money may have turned into a political slush fund"

{n: Trajan, Marcus Ulpius Traianus} Roman emperor and adoptive son of Nerva; extended the empire to the east and conducted an extensive program of building (53-117)

{n: academic requirement} a requirement for admission to or completion of an academic program

{n: act, routine, number, turn, bit} a short theatrical performance that is part of a longer program
"he did his act three times every evening"
"she had a catchy little routine"
"it was one of the best numbers he ever did"

{n: advertising campaign, ad campaign, ad blitz} an organized program of advertisements

{n: anti-virus program} a computer program that checks you computer for viruses and prevents their spread

{n: applet} a Java application; an application program that uses the client's web browser to provide a user interface

{n: application, application program, applications programme} a program that gives a computer instructions that provide the user with tools to accomplish a task
"he has tried several different word processing applications"

{n: assembler, assembly program} a program to convert assembly language into machine language

{n: audit program, audit programme} a listing of audit procedures to be performed in completing an audit

{n: biofeedback} a training program in which a person is given information about physiological processes (heart rate or blood pressure) that is not normally available with the goal of gaining conscious control of them

{n: call-in} a telephone call to a radio station or a television station in which the caller participates in the on-going program

{n: call} an instruction that interrupts the program being executed
"Pascal performs calls by simply giving the name of the routine to be executed"

{n: checking program} a program that examines other computer programs for syntax errors

{n: code, computer code} (computer science) the symbolic arrangement of data or instructions in a computer program or the set of such instructions

{n: collar, leash} a figurative restraint
"asked for a collar on program trading in the stock market"
"kept a tight leash on his emotions"
"he's always gotten a long leash"

{n: colorcast, colourcast} a television program that is broadcast in color

{n: compiler, compiling program} (computer science) a program that decodes instructions written in a higher order language and produces an assembly language program

{n: continuing education} a program of instruction designed primarily for adult students who participate part-time

{n: core, nucleus, core group} a small group of indispensable persons or things
"five periodicals make up the core of their publishing program"

{n: course of study, program, programme, curriculum, syllabus} an integrated course of academic studies
"he was admitted to a new program at the university"

{n: crash course, crash program, crash programme} a rapid and intense course of training or research (usually undertaken in an emergency)
"he took a crash course in Italian on his way to Italy"
"his first job was a crash course in survival and in learning how to get along with people"
"a crash programme is needed to create new jobs"

{n: cut-in, insert} (broadcasting) a local announcement inserted into a network program

{n: debugger} a program that helps in locating and correcting programming errors

{n: defense program, defense policy, defence program, defence policy} a program for defending a country against its enemies

{n: defense, defence, defensive measure} military action or resources protecting a country against potential enemies
"they died in the defense of Stalingrad"
"they were developed for the defense program"

{n: degree program} a course of study leading to an academic degree

{n: diagnostic program} a program that recognizes and explains faults in the equipment or mistakes in a computer program

{n: driver, device driver} (computer science) a program that determines how a computer will communicate with a peripheral device

{n: editor program, editor} (computer science) a program designed to perform such editorial functions as rearrangement or modification or deletion of data

{n: employee stock ownership plan, ESOP} a program under which employees regularly accumulate shares and may ultimately assume control of the company

{n: feature, feature film} the principal (full-length) film in a program at a movie theater
"the feature tonight is `Casablanca'"

{n: flow chart, flowchart, flow diagram, flow sheet} a diagram of the sequence of operations in a computer program or an accounting system

{n: function call} a call that passes control to a subroutine; after the subroutine is executed control returns to the next instruction in main program

{n: game show, giveaway} a television or radio program in which contestants compete for awards

{n: graduation} the successful completion of a program of study

{n: heuristic, heuristic rule, heuristic program} a commonsense rule (or set of rules) intended to increase the probability of solving some problem

{n: hospice} a program of medical and emotional care for the terminally ill

{n: icon} (computer science) a graphic symbol (usually a simple picture) that denotes a program or a command or a data file or a concept in a graphical user interface

{n: input file, input data} (computer science) a computer file that contains data that serve as input to a device or program

{n: input program} a utility program that organizes the input to a computer

{n: instruction, command, statement, program line} (computer science) a line of code written as part of a computer program

{n: interface, user interface} (computer science) a program that controls a display for the user (usually on a computer monitor) and that allows the user to interact with the system

{n: interpreter, interpretive program} (computer science) a program that translates and executes source language statements one line at a time

{n: interrupt} a signal that temporarily stops the execution of a program so that another procedure can be carried out

{n: job control} a program that is called to prepare each job to be run

{n: job} (computer science) a program application that may consist of several steps but is a single logical unit

{n: language, linguistic communication} a systematic means of communicating by the use of sounds or conventional symbols
"he taught foreign languages"
"the language introduced is standard throughout the text"
"the speed with which a program can be executed depends on the language in which it is written"

{n: library, program library, subroutine library} (computing) a collection of standard programs and subroutines that are stored and available for immediate use

{n: linkage editor} an editor program that creates one module from several by resolving cross-references among the modules

{n: link} (computing) an instruction that connects one part of a program or an element on a list to another program or list

{n: logic bomb, slag code} a delayed action computer virus; a set of instructions surreptitiously inserted into a program that are designed to execute (or `explode') if a particular condition is satisfied; when exploded it may delete or corrupt data, or print a spurious message, or have other harmful effects
"a disgruntled employee planted a logic bomb"

{n: logic programming} creating a program that enables the computer to reason logically

{n: loop} a computer program that performs a series of instructions repeatedly until some specified condition is satisfied

{n: malevolent program} a computer program designed to have undesirable or harmful effects

{n: minstrel show} a troupe of performers in blackface typically giving a comic program of negro songs and jokes

{n: missionary} someone who attempts to convert others to a particular doctrine or program

{n: model, theoretical account, framework} a hypothetical description of a complex entity or process
"the computer program was based on a model of the circulatory and respiratory systems"

{n: monitor program, monitoring program} a program that observes and regulates and controls or verifies the operations of a data-processing system

{n: narrative, narration, story, tale} a message that tells the particulars of an act or occurrence or course of events; presented in writing or drama or cinema or as a radio or television program
"his narrative was interesting"
"Disney's stories entertain adults as well as children"

{n: national insurance} social insurance program in Britain; based on contributions from employers and employees; provides payments to unemployed and sick and retired people as well as medical services

{n: news program, news show, news} a program devoted to news
"we watch the 7 o'clock news every night"

{n: object program, target program} a fully compiled or assembled program ready to be loaded into the computer
<-> source program

{n: output file} (computer science) a computer file that contains data that are the output of a device or program

{n: output program} a utility program that organizes the output of a computer

{n: parser} a computer program that divides code up into functional components
"compilers must parse source code in order to translate it into object code"

{n: patch} a short set of commands to correct a bug in a computer program

{n: pilot program, pilot film, pilot} a program exemplifying a contemplated series; intended to attract sponsors

{n: plan, program, programme} a series of steps to be carried out or goals to be accomplished
"they drew up a six-step plan"
"they discussed plans for a new bond issue"

{n: planning} an act of formulating a program for a definite course of action
"the planning was more fun than the trip itself"

{n: platform, political platform, political program, program} a document stating the aims and principles of a political party
"their candidate simply ignored the party platform"
"they won the election even though they offered no positive program"

{n: playbill} a theatrical program
"he couldn't find her name on the playbill"

{n: population control} control over the growth of population; a government program

{n: program music, programme music} musical compositions intended to evoke images or remind the listener of events

{n: program trading} a trading technique involving large blocks of stock with trades triggered by computer programs

{n: program, programme, computer program, computer programme} (computer science) a sequence of instructions that a computer can interpret and execute
"the program required several hundred lines of code"

{n: program, programme} a system of projects or services intended to meet a public need
"he proposed an elaborate program of public works"
"working mothers rely on the day care program"

{n: program, programme} an announcement of the events that will occur as part of a theatrical or sporting event
"you can't tell the players without a program"

{n: quiz program} a game show in which contestants answer questions

{n: reality check} an occasion on which one is reminded of the nature of things in the real world
"this program is intended as a reality check for CEOs"
"after all those elaborate productions, I felt in need of a reality check"

{n: relocatable program} a program that can be located in different parts of memory at different times

{n: reusable program} a program that can be loaded once and executed repeatedly

{n: routine, subroutine, subprogram, procedure, function} a set sequence of steps, part of larger computer program

{n: run-time} (computer science) the length of time it takes to execute a software program

{n: search engine} a computer program that retrieves documents or files or data from a database or from a computer network (especially from the internet)

{n: self-adapting program} a program that can change its performance in response to its environment

{n: simulation, computer simulation} (computer science) the technique of representing the real world by a computer program
"a simulation should imitate the internal processes and not merely the results of the thing being simulated"

{n: situation comedy, sitcom} a humorous television program based on situations that could arise in everyday life

{n: snapshot program} a trace program that produces output for selected conditions

{n: soap opera} a serialized program usually dealing with sentimentalized family matters that is broadcast on radio or television (frequently sponsored by a company advertising soap products)

{n: software error, programming error} error resulting from bad code in some program involved in producing the erroneous result

{n: software package, software product} merchandise consisting of a computer program that is offered for sale

{n: software, software program, computer software, software system, software package, package} (computer science) written programs or procedures or rules and associated documentation pertaining to the operation of a computer system and that are stored in read/write memory
"the market for software is expected to expand"
<-> hardware

{n: source code} program instructions written as an ASCII text file; must be translated by a compiler or interpreter or assembler into the object code for a particular computer before execution

{n: spider, wanderer} a computer program that prowls the internet looking for publicly accessible resources that can be added to a database; the database can then be searched with a search engine

{n: spot} a section of an entertainment that is assigned to a specific performer or performance
"they changed his spot on the program"

{n: stored program} a program that is stored in the memory of the computer that executes it

{n: subtitle, caption} translation of foreign dialogue of a movie or TV program; usually displayed at the bottom of the screen

{n: supervisory program, supervisor, executive program} a program that controls the execution of other programs

{n: sustaining program} a program without a commercial sponsor

{n: syntax checker} a program to check natural language syntax

{n: system call, supervisor call instruction} an instruction that interrupts the program being executed and passes control to the supervisor

{n: system command} a computer user's instruction (not part of a program) that calls for action by the computer's executive program

{n: system program, systems program, systems software} a program (as an operating system or compiler or utility program) that controls some aspect of the operation of a computer

{n: tagger, tagging program} a computer program that attaches labels to the grammatical constituents of textual matter

{n: talk show, chat show} a program during which well-known people discuss a topic or answer questions telephoned in by the audience
"in England they call a talk show a chat show"

{n: text-matching} a computer program that looks for text that matches a given text
"Google uses text-matching to find web pages containing a particular text"

{n: throughput} output relative to input; the amount passing through a system from input to output (especially of a computer program over a period of time)

{n: tracing routine} a routine that provides a chronological record of the execution of a computer program

{n: transcript} something that has been transcribed; a written record (usually typewritten) of dictated or recorded speech
"he read a transcript of the interrogation"
"you can obtain a transcript of this radio program by sending a self-addressed envelope to the station"

{n: trojan, trojan horse} a program that appears desirable but actually contains something harmful
"the contents of a trojan can be a virus or a worm"
"when he downloaded the free game it turned out to be a trojan horse"

{n: utility program, utility, service program} (computer science) a program designed for general support of the processes of a computer
"a computer system provides utility programs to perform the tasks needed by most users"

{n: video recording, video} a recording of both the video and audio components (especially one containing a recording of a movie or television program)

{n: virus, computer virus} a software program capable of reproducing itself and usually capable of causing great harm to files or other programs on the same computer
"a true virus cannot spread to another computer without human assistance"

{n: voice over} the voice on an unseen commentator in a film of television program

{n: von Neumann, Neumann, John von Neumann} United States mathematician who contributed to the development of atom bombs and of stored-program digital computers (1903-1957)

{n: worm} a software program capable of reproducing itself that can spread from one computer to the next over a network
"worms take advantage of automatic file sending and receiving features found on many computers"

{v: accredit, credit} give credit for
"She was not properly credited in the program"

{v: acknowledge, receipt} report the receipt of
"The program committee acknowledged the submission of the authors of the paper"

{v: administer, administrate} work in an administrative capacity ; supervise
"administer a program"

{v: compile} use a computer program to translate source code written in a particular programming language into computer-readable machine code that can be executed

{v: cycle} cause to go through a recurring sequence
"cycle thge laundry in this washing program"

{v: debug} locate and correct errors in a computer program code
"debug this program"

{v: download} transfer a file or program from a central computer to a smaller computer or to a computer at a remote location
<-> upload

{v: drop out} leave school or an educational program prematurely
"Many students drop out because they are not prepared for our challenging program"

{v: figure, enter} be or play a part of or in
"Elections figure prominently in every government program"
"How do the elections figure in the current pattern of internal politics?"

{v: hack, hack on} fix a computer program piecemeal until it works
"I'm not very good at hacking but I'll give it my best"

{v: initialize, initialise} assign an initial value to a computer program

{v: input} enter (data or a program) into a computer

{v: interrupt, disrupt, break up, cut off} make a break in
"We interrupt the program for the following messages"

{v: lend, impart, bestow, contribute, add, bring} bestow a quality on
"Her presence lends a certain cachet to the company"
"The music added a lot to the play"
"She brings a special atmosphere to our meetings"
"This adds a light note to the program"

{v: optimize, optimise} modify to achieve maximum efficiency in storage capacity or time or cost
"optimize a computer program"

{v: program, programme} write a computer program

{v: run, execute} carry out a process or program, as on a computer or a machine
"Run the dishwasher"
"run a new program on the Mac"
"the computer executed the instruction"

{v: swap} move (a piece of a program) into memory, in computer science

{v: tune in} regulate (a radio or television set) in order to receive a certain station or program

{v: upload} transfer a file or program to a central computer from a smaller computer or a computer at a remote location
<-> download

{v: watch, view, see, catch, take in} see or watch
"view a show on television"
"This program will be seen all over the world"
"view an exhibition"
"Catch a show on Broadway"
"see a movie"

{v: write in} write to an organization
"Many listeners wrote in after the controversial radio program"

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