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 for programming
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  programming
      n 1: setting an order and time for planned events [syn:
           scheduling, programming, programing]
      2: creating a sequence of instructions to enable the computer to
         do something [syn: programming, programing, computer
         programming, computer programing]

From The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) :

  programming
   n.
  
      1. The art of debugging a blank sheet of paper (or, in these days of
      on-line editing, the art of debugging an empty file). ?Bloody instructions
      which, being taught, return to plague their inventor? (Macbeth, Act 1,
      Scene 7)
  
      2. A pastime similar to banging one's head against a wall, but with fewer
      opportunities for reward.
  
      3. The most fun you can have with your clothes on.
  
      4. The least fun you can have with your clothes off.
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

  programming
  
     1. The art of debugging a blank sheet of paper (or, in these
     days of on-line editing, the art of debugging an empty
     file).
  
     2. A pastime similar to banging one's head against a wall, but
     with fewer opportunities for reward.
  
     3. The most fun you can have with your clothes on (although
     clothes are not mandatory).
  
     [{Jargon File]
  
     (2003-02-12)
  

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