what's the difference between program and programme??

Discussion in 'English Only' started by Niloufar_k221, Jul 14, 2006.

  1. Niloufar_k221 New Member

    Persian - Iran
    It's always been confusing to me and the dictionary hasn't helped much,can someone please tell me what's the diffenernce between the 2 words;program and programme???
  2. Dlyons

    Dlyons Senior Member

    English - Ireland
    Program=Am, Programme=UK
  3. se16teddy

    se16teddy Senior Member

    English - England
    In the UK we tend to use the American spelling in the context of the information technology industry.
    Thus, in the UK,
    - a disk is a disc-shaped device for storing information electronically, but a coin is a disc;
    - a program is a computer program, but a programme is any other kind of programme, such as a television or concert programme.

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