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A person who illegally gains access to a computer system and sometimes tampers with its information
“The company's security experts spent days trying to figure out how a hacker could have gotten past the firewall.”
A person who lacks experience and competence in an art or science
“… weekend golf hackers who are there mainly for the social networking.”
Someone proficient at computers, especially a hobbyist
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An agricultural implement often with a curved or hooked end to the blade used for pruning or cutting thick, woody plants
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