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{n: colleague, confrere, fellow} a person who is member of your class or profession
"the surgeon consulted his colleagues"
"he sent e-mail to his fellow hackers"



{n: cracker} a programmer who `cracks' (gains unauthorized access to) computers, typically to do malicious things
"crackers are often mistakenly called hackers"

{n: hack, drudge, hacker} one who works hard at boring tasks

{n: hacker, cyber-terrorist, cyberpunk} a programmer who breaks into computer systems in order to steal or change or destroy information as a form of cyber-terrorism

{n: hacker} a programmer for whom computing is its own reward; may enjoy the challenge of breaking into other computers but does no harm
"true hackers subscribe to a code of ethics and look down upon crackers"

{n: hacker} someone who plays golf poorly

{n: stovepiping} retrieval of information from unconnected databases; the situation that exists when it is necessary to climb out of one database in order to climb down into another; sometimes used for protection against wandering hackers

{n: web site, website, internet site, site} a computer connected to the internet that maintains a series of web pages on the World Wide Web
"the Israeli web site was damaged by hostile hackers"


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