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Meaning of hacker

hack•er

Pronunciation: (hak'ur), [key]
— n.
  1. a person or thing that hacks.
  2. a person who engages in an activity without talent or skill: weekend hackers on the golf course.
    1. a computer enthusiast.
    2. a microcomputer user who attempts to gain unauthorized access to proprietary computer systems.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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