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hacker

noun [C]  /ˈhæk·ər/ us  
a person who is skilled in the use of computer systems, often one who illegally obtains access to private computer systems: Hackers are a major defense department concern.
Translations of “hacker”
in Chinese (Traditional) 駭客,非法侵入他人電腦者…
in Russian хакер…
in Turkish bilgisayar korsanı…
in Chinese (Simplified) 黑客,非法侵入他人计算机者…
in Polish haker…
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