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hacker

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈhækər/
COMPUTER someone who illegally gets into someone else's computer system: The hacker obtained names and e-mail accounts of the company's one million customers.Computer programming and softwareMiscellaneous criminals
TELEPHONE someone who illegally and secretly listens to someone else's telephone conversations and telephone messages: The mobile phone hackers face five years in jail. Miscellaneous criminals
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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