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hopper

[ hop-er ]
/ ˈhɒp ər /
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noun

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Idioms for hopper

    in the hopper, Informal. in preparation; about to be realized: Plans for the class reunion are in the hopper.

Origin of hopper

Middle English word dating back to 1200–50; see origin at hop1, -er1

Definition for hopper (2 of 2)

Hopper
[ hop-er ]
/ ˈhɒp ər /

noun

Edward, 1882–1967, U.S. painter and etcher.
Grace Murray, 1906–92, U.S. naval officer and computer scientist.
(William) De Wolf [duh-woolf], /də wʊlf/, 1858–1935, U.S. actor.
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British Dictionary definitions for hopper (1 of 2)

hopper
/ (ˈhɒpə) /

noun

British Dictionary definitions for hopper (2 of 2)

Hopper
/ (ˈhɒpə) /

noun

Edward. 1882–1967, US painter, noted for his realistic depiction of everyday scenes
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Scientific definitions for hopper

Hopper
[ hŏpər ]
Grace Murray 1906-1992

American mathematician and computer programmer who in 1951 conceived the idea for an internal computer program, called a compiler, that scanned a set of alphanumeric instructions (such as words and symbols) and compiled a set of binary instructions executed by the machine. Her ideas were widely influential in the development of programming languages, in particular COBOL.
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