programmer

[proh-gram-er]
noun
1.
a person who writes computer programs; a person who programs a device, especially a computer.
2.
a person who prepares program schedules, as for radio or television.
3.
a person who prepares instructional programs.
Also, programer.


Origin:
1885–90; program + -er1

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programmer (ˈprəʊɡræmə)
 
n
a person who writes a program so that data may be processed by a computer

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programmer definition

job
(Or "computer programmer", "developer") Someone who writes or debugs computer programs, for a living or for fun. "Analyst/developer" is a common equivalent job title, implying the added role of system analysis. The term may be qualified according to the type of software - "application programmer", "system programmer", etc.
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Example sentences
He's also a brilliant musician and a master programmer.
He compares it to being a computer programmer, where age seems to be a
  disadvantage no matter how talented you are.
Each adjustment requires a programmer to open up a writing program and rewrite
  parts of the code.
Someone might write about how their training has made them the best programmer
  or best project manager.
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