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hacker

Line breaks: hack¦er
Pronunciation: /ˈhakə
 
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Definition of hacker in English:

noun

1A person who uses computers to gain unauthorized access to data.
Example sentences
  • If you're accessing the Internet without properly securing your computer, hackers can gain illegal access to your files-often without your knowledge.
  • The worm opens a backdoor onto infected computers which allows hackers to gain access.
  • If run, a remote access component allows hackers to gain remote access to infected computers.
1.1 informal An enthusiastic and skilful computer programmer or user.
Example sentences
  • While some home users, hackers and hobbyists have switched to Linux or other Open Source software, businesses seem to have been more cautious.
  • The program is innovative, clever, a pleasure to work with and one of the rare open-source projects designed with end users, not just hackers, in mind.
  • Although the software is generally excellent, it requires an experienced UNIX / web/database hacker to use and modify it.
2A person or thing that hacks or cuts roughly.

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