Program vs Breakpoint - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between program and breakpoint

is that program is a set of structured activities while breakpoint is (computing) a point in a program at which operation may be interrupted during debugging so that the state of the program at that point can be investigated.

As a verb program

is to enter a program or other instructions into (a computer or other electronic device) to instruct it to do a particular task.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

program

English

Alternative forms

* programme (see usage notes)

Noun

(en noun)
  • 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.
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  • (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 notes

    * 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.

    Synonyms

    * (leaflet): playbill (for a play ) * (software application): application

    Derived terms

    * programme block * program counter * program evaluation and review technique * program guide * program music * program slicer * program trading

    Verb

    (programm)
  • 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.
  • I programmed a small game as a demonstration.
  • 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.
  • breakpoint

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (computing) A point in a program at which operation may be interrupted during debugging so that the state of the program at that point can be investigated.
  • (meteorology) Location referred to when issuing watches, warnings, or advisories for specific areas.
  • (physics) The point where surface water waves are breaking in e.g. oceans, lakes, etc.
  • References

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    See also

    * break point

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