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programmatic

[proh-gruh-mat-ik] /ˌproʊ grəˈmæt ɪk/
adjective
1.
of, pertaining to, consisting of, or resembling program music.
2.
of, having, advocating, resembling, or following a plan, policy, or program:
programmatic art.
Origin
1895-1900
1895-1900; < Greek programmat- (stem of prógramma) program + -ic
Related forms
programmatically, adverb
nonprogrammatic, adjective
unprogrammatic, adjective
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Examples from the web for programmatic
  • The party believes deeply in a positive government--one that searches out social problems and defines programmatic solutions.
  • He is so effortlessly programmatic, reductive, and process-oriented.
  • But at their core they were a clash between programmatic absolutism and humanitarian democracy.
  • The story has good intentions and is vividly told, but the horrors here seem too programmatic.
  • Yet, clearly, something more programmatic is afoot here.
  • Some of his concerti are programmatic, notably the four seasons.
British Dictionary definitions for programmatic

programmatic

/ˌprəʊɡrəˈmætɪk/
adjective
1.
of or relating to programme music
2.
of or relating to a programme
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Word Origin and History for programmatic
adj.

1847, from Greek programma (genitive programmatos; see program (n.)) + -ic. Related: Programmatically.

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