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Definition: coder


(1) (CODER/decoder) See codec.

(2) A programmer. Coders can be experienced programmers who create their own logic and write complicated software. However, the term may also refer to a junior level position whereby many programmers each have a small piece of the puzzle and follow a rigid set of specifications. See 10x coder and programmer.

(3) A person who assigns special codes to data. See encode.