English Language: Program or Programme

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American use of Program or Programme is…

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English use of Program or Programme

  • Program refers to computer programs.
  • Programme is used for all other definitions of the word.

American use of Program or Programme

  • Program is the only word used.

Definition of the word: Programme

  • A planned series of future events or performances.

Definition of the word: Program

  • A series of instructions given to a computer to direct it to carry out certain operations

Examples from the Cambridge University Press Dictionary:


It’s one of those arts programmes late at night.
It’s my favourite TV programme – I never miss an episode.


My computer has a program which corrects my spelling.
She’s written a program to find words that frequently occur together.

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