Definition of Programmer

1. Noun. A person who designs and writes and tests computer programs.

Exact synonyms: Coder, Computer Programmer, Software Engineer
Category relationships: Computer Science, Computing
Generic synonyms: Applied Scientist, Engineer, Technologist, Computer User
Specialized synonyms: Cracker, Hacker, Cyber-terrorist, Cyberpunk, Hacker
Derivative terms: Code, Program

Definition of Programmer

1. Noun. One who writes computer programs; a software developer. ¹

2. Noun. One who decides which programs will be shown on a television station. ¹

3. Noun. A device that installs a software program into some other machine. ¹

4. Noun. A short film feature as part of a longer film program, a "B-movie" (now rare) ¹

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Definition of Programmer

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Programmer

programmable logic array
programmable logic arrays
programmable logic controller
programmable logic controllers
programmable read-only memory
programmable read only memory
programme music
programmed cell death
programmed function key
programmed function keys
programmer (current term)
programming by contract
programming error
programming language
programming principle
programming principles

Literary usage of Programmer

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1. Expanding Access to Science and Technology: The Role of Information by Ines Wesley-Tanaskovic, Jacques Tocatlian, Kenneth H. Roberts (1994)
"The programmer types "return" and is back in the client's sub-language, ... Again, entering the meta-sublanguage, the programmer can edit the procedure and ..."

2. Opportunity 2000: Creative Affirmative Action Strategies for a Changing (1988)
"Computer programmer Training The widespread use of computers has changed the way many industries do business and the way a large percentage of their ..."

3. My Tiny Life: Crime and Passion in a Virtual World by Julian Dibbell (1998)
"... and the Ways a programmer May Shape It There were some, I am sure, who had said it was ... programmer ..."

4. Class War in America: How Economic and Political Conservatives are by Charles M. Kelly (2000)
"Guess What: You* Are Now a 'Worker" *Engineer, Ph.D., computer programmer, professional, scientist—and the usual others Columnists and management ..."

5. National Information Systems Security '95 (18th) Proceedings: Making by DIANE Publishing Company (1996)
"Programer 18 was misclassified consistently as programmer 12, programmer 19 as programmer 17, programmer 11 as programmer 18, and programmer 26 as ..."

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