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hacker

hack·er

hacker

 
pronunciation:
hae kr
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: (informal) someone who is expert at correcting computer programs and is seen as a person interested only in computers.
The hackers at school spend all their free time in the computer lab.
definition 2: someone who is able to use a computer to get into carefully protected computer systems owned by a government, business, or individual.
A hacker broke into the teacher's computer files and stole the answers to the history exam.
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