computer user

Definitions of computer user
  1. noun
    a person who uses computers for work or entertainment or communication or business
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    examples:
    William Henry Gates
    United States computer entrepreneur whose software company made him the youngest multi-billionaire in the history of the United States (born in 1955)
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    computer expert, computer guru
    an authority on computers and computing
    computer scientist
    a scientist who specializes in the theory of computation and the design of computers
    cybernaut
    a computer user who uses the internet; someone who explores cyberspace
    power user
    (computing) a computer user who needs the fastest and most powerful computers available
    coder, computer programmer, programmer, software engineer
    a person who designs and writes and tests computer programs
    system administrator
    a person in charge of managing and maintaining a computer system of telecommunication system (as for a business or institution)
    computational linguist
    someone trained in computer science and linguistics who uses computers for natural language processing
    cracker
    a programmer who cracks (gains unauthorized access to) computers, typically to do malicious things
    hacker
    a programmer for whom computing is its own reward; may enjoy the challenge of breaking into other computers but does no harm
    cyber-terrorist, cyberpunk, hacker
    a programmer who breaks into computer systems in order to steal or change or destroy information as a form of cyber-terrorism
    UNIX guru
    an expert on the UNIX operating system
    type of:
    individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul
    a human being
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