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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
a computer programmer (=someone who writes the instructions a computer uses to do a particular job)
▪ The computer programmer from Leicestershire was rescued after being spotted by the crew of a passing leisure cruiser.
▪ It was something else to tell that to a highly prized research scientist, engineer, or computer programmer.
▪ During this period I worked as a computer programmer in Accra for a year.
▪ But computer programmer Mike, 32, said many fund-raising events are still to be held.
▪ If you are an experienced computer programmer, please try to forget your coding experience, because no programming is required.
▪ A computer programmer would almost certainly get a computer to do it that way, but I doubt whether the brain does.
▪ Not computer programmer Kevin Kennedy, 38, who weighs nearly 400 pounds.
▪ A rechargeable battery protects the stored programme data for up to eight months in the event of the programmer being unplugged.
▪ A simple programmer repeats this action at regular intervals.
▪ Alternatively, all three persons, programmer, database developer and user, might be considered to be joint authors.
▪ Even the programmer himself has difficulty in driving it two days later!
▪ The programmer must, however check that the equivalent routine performs adequately as well as theoretically doing the same function.
▪ This would be the situation if the programmer had not allocated sufficient working storage to the file.
▪ To do anything interesting with the software a good programmer and designer will be needed.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

1890, "event planner," agent noun from program (v.). Meaning "person who programs computers" is attested from 1948.


n. 1 One who writes computer programs; a software developer. 2 One who decides which programs will be shown on a television station, or which songs will be played on a radio station. 3 A device that installs a software program into some other machine. 4 A short film feature as part of a longer film program, a "B-movie" (now rare)


n. a person who designs and writes and tests computer programs [syn: computer programmer, coder, software engineer]


A programmer, computer programmer, developer, dev, coder, or software engineer 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 ( Assembly, COBOL, C, C++, C#, Java, Lisp, Python, etc.) is often prefixed to these 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 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.

Programmer (hardware)

In the field of computer hardware, the term programmer, chip programmer or device programmer refers to a device that configures programmable non-volatile digital circuits such as EPROMs, EEPROMs, Flashes, PALs, FPGAs or programmable logic circuits.

Programmer (disambiguation)

A programmer is someone who creates computer software. The term may also refer to:

In computing
  • Software engineer, someone who participates in a software development process
  • Software developer
  • Programmer (hardware), a physical device that configures electronic circuits
Other uses
  • Synthesizer programmer, a person who develops the instrumentation for a piece of music
  • Someone who schedules broadcasts or otherwise determines content, for example for television, radio, or other media
  • The film on the lower half of a double feature bill; a B-movie

Usage examples of "programmer".

The programmer never considered the possibility that the relay might fail to close nor was he well informed about the salient electrical characteristics of decaying Blatta Orientalis.

Many of the programmers and developers who had invented the Macintosh model in the early 1980s had also taken their leave of the company.

If the bunch of programmers who were ingenious enough to put together an elaborate decision-making package, an absurdly large parser, and an incredible number of graphics images, had still not been able to figure out all the eventualities in their little toy, then it had the capacity to run amok and do things they had never thought about.

George Platen had headed firmly in one direction, that of Registered Computer Programmer.

His curiosity shifted to the quirky group of programmers down the hall from the AI laboratory.

He followed all the protocols, dealt with minor malfunctions, spent more and more VR time with a group of personas that Schimmel programmers had installed to give him some semblance of a social dynamic.

When they came to the suite of the sensu programmer, none of them knew they were looking at the last days of men.

All the history files at school mentioned him as one of the programmers who had helped Sheldon and Isaac write the governing software for their original wormhole.

Programmers sometimes assume a lockstep timing that does not exist in a free-wheeling, multitasking world.

Jacques LeBlanc, neuroanatomist and amateur tyrant, and Joe No Last Name, gifted programmer and professional burglar, together developed mindwrite, co-wrote the computer language called Mindtalk, and perfected the brain-computer interface.

But as a result of a crash program, computer programmers managed to bring 94 percent of the computers into compliance by July 1999.

Any safeguard that can be set up by one programmer can be breached or sidestepped by another.

The discovery that God is a programmer running simulations is precisely what guarantees his veracity.

The new media technologies were designed by engineers and programmers - not by marketing people and users.

The programmer clicked the small button above the trackpad, and on the screen an image of a bag of International Foods Crunch-Munch materialized.