In an introduction to field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) Sparkfun describes that FPGAs aren't really 'programmed' (see below for excerpt) even though this is often used in every day language.
If this is 'not entirely correct', what would be the correct terminology for putting instructions onto an FPGA, used by the experts in the field? I would presume FPGA's are 'flashed', but I'm not sure if 'configured' would be the right word since putting instructions onto an FPGA is literally changing the hardware.
(sorry if this is not the right platform to ask this, it's more of a meta-question for engineering)
Citation from the Sparkfun introduction Jan 2021:
But you aren’t writing a program. You are creating a circuit. You don’t use programming languages to create circuits, you use hardware description languages (HDLs).