Program vs Decree - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between program and decree
is that program
is program, programme while decree
is an edict or law.
As a verb decree is
to command by a decree.
* programme (see usage notes)
A set of structured activities.
A leaflet listing information about a play, game or other activity.
A performance of a show or other broadcast on radio or television.
(lb) A software application, or a collection of software applications, designed to perform a specific task.
A particular mindset or method of doing things.
*Ellis in the movie Die Hard
*:Come on, John, why don’t you get with the program and tell him where the detonators are?
* Usage of program'' and ''programme :
** US: program is the only spelling normally used.
** UK: programme'' is used in all cases except for computer code, in which case ''program'' is generally used. Older sources may use ''programme for computer code.
** Canada: both program'' and ''programme'' are used, but ''programme is more common.
** Australia: program'' is endorsed by the Australian government, but ''programme is most common.
** New Zealand: programme'' is favoured by New Zealand dictionaries, and is endorsed by government usage; ''program is rarely seen outside the computing meaning.
* (leaflet): playbill (for a play )
* (software application): application
* programme block
* program counter
* program evaluation and review technique
* program guide
* program music
* program slicer
* program trading
To enter a program or other instructions into (a computer or other electronic device) to instruct it to do a particular task.
* He programmed the DVR to record his favorite show.
To develop (software) by writing program code.
To put together the schedule of an event.
* Mary will program Tuesday’s festivities.
To cause to automatically behave in a particular way.
* The lab rat was programmed to press the lever when the bell rang.
- I programmed a small game as a demonstration.
An edict or law.
* Bible, Luke ii. 1
- There went out a decree from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be taxed.
(legal) The judicial decision in a litigated cause rendered by a court of equity.
(legal) The determination of a cause in a court of admiralty or court of probate.
- Poor hand, why quiverest thou at this decree ?
* It is accurate to use the word judgment' for a decision of a '''court of law''', and '''decree''' from a ' court of equity , although the former term now includes both.
To command by a decree.
* Bible, Job xxii. 28
- A court decrees a restoration of property.
- Thou shalt also decree a thing, and it shall be established unto thee.