programmer

noun pro·gram·mer \ ˈprō-ˌgra-mər , -grə- \
variants: or less commonly programer
Updated on: 11 Jan 2018

Definition of programmer

: one that programs: such as
a : a person who prepares and tests programs for devices (such as computers)
b : one that programs a mechanism
c : one that prepares an instructional program
d : a person who plans or prepares entertainment programs
  • a television programmer

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First Known Use of programmer

1875


PROGRAMMER Defined for English Language Learners

programmer

noun

Definition of programmer for English Language Learners

  • : a person who creates computer programs


PROGRAMMER Defined for Kids

programmer

noun pro·gram·mer \ ˈprō-ˌgra-mər , -grə- \

Definition of programmer for Students

: a person who creates and tests programs for computers


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