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programmer

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[proh-gram-er] /ˈproʊ græm ər/
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.
Origin of programmer
1885-1890
1885-90; program + -er1
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programmer

/ˈprəʊɡræmə/
noun
1.
a person who writes a program so that data may be processed by a computer
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Word Origin and History for programmer
n.

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

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programmer in Technology
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(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.
(2000-01-24)
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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