n. 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" [syn: programme]
a performance (or series of performances) at a public presentation; "the program lasted more than two hours" [syn: programme]
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" [syn: platform, political platform, political program]
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" [syn: programme]
Usage examples of "programmes".
Newspapers, magazines or television programmes that labour under prissy restraints imposed by what is actually known are outsold by media outlets with less scrupulous standards.
Or: children who watch violent TV programmes tend to be more violent when they grow up.
I wish graduate science programmes explicitly and systematically raised these questions with fledgling scientists and engineers.
High-quality early education programmes such as Head Start can be enormously successful in preparing children for reading.
But Head Start reaches only a third to a quarter of eligible pre-schoolers, many of its programmes have been enfeebled by cuts in funding, and it and the nutrition programmes mentioned are under renewed Congressional attack as I write.
National Center for Family Literacy, based in Louisville, Kentucky, has been implementing programmes aimed at low-income families to teach both children and their parents to read.
Such programmes could also be used in later grades for teaching mathematics, science and much else.
TV programmes and films, even the casual science -the throwaway lines that are not essential to a plot already innocent of science - is done incompetently.
Sunday morning programmes in which middle-aged white people sit around agreeing with each other?
Whether a few grand and ambitious scientific projects are a better investment than a larger number of small programmes is a worthwhile question.
On the night of 23 October Bernie and Iris quibbled over what programmes to hear.
He surveyed the neat rows of piled-up papers, old dance programmes, newspaper cuttings and the like.
Perhaps you would take tea with us this afternoon and bring down those old dance programmes you were telling us about?
She was still kneeling, a handful of programmes in her hand, looking at him.
He went through the door, closing it behind him, leaving her to gather up the programmes and then leave the attic after him.