Definitions for programmerˈproʊ græm ər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

pro•gram•merˈproʊ græm ər(n.)

or pro•gram•er

  1. a person who programs or who is in charge of programming.

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  2. a person who programs a device, esp. one who writes computer programs.

    Category: Computers

Origin of programmer:

1885–90

Princeton's WordNet

  1. programmer, computer programmer, coder, software engineer(noun)

    a person who designs and writes and tests computer programs

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. programmer(noun)ˈproʊ græm ər

    sb whose job is to create computer programs

    a programmer at a software company

Wiktionary

  1. programmer(Noun)

    One who writes computer programs; a software developer.

  2. programmer(Noun)

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

  3. programmer(Noun)

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

  4. programmer(Noun)

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

Freebase

  1. Programmer

    A programmer, computer programmer, developer, coder, or software engineer is a person who writes computer software. The term computer programmer can refer to a specialist in one area of computer programming or to a generalist who writes code for many kinds of software. One who practices or professes a formal approach to programming may also be known as a programmer analyst. A programmer's primary computer language is often prefixed to the above titles, and those who work in a Web environment often prefix their titles with Web. The term programmer can be used to refer to a software developer, Web Developer, Mobile Applications Developer, Embedded Firmware Developer, software engineer, computer scientist, or software analyst. However, members of these professions typically possess other software engineering skills, beyond programming; for this reason, the term programmer, or code monkey, is sometimes considered an insulting or derogatory oversimplification of these other professions. This has sparked much debate amongst developers, analysts, computer scientists, programmers, and outsiders who continue to be puzzled at the subtle differences in the definitions of these occupations.


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

programmer(noun)

a person who prepares a program for a computer.

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