A complete set of program statements that can be executed by the computer to perform some task. The program statements may be written in assembly language or in a high-level language. In order to be executed, the program will need to be translated by a translator program into machine code. Program: a series of coded software instructions to control the operation of a computer or other machine. By permission of Oxford University Press, Inc "Oxford English Dictionary" edited by Simpson, J & Weiner, E (1989) Free permission.