- the symbolic arrangement of statements or instructions in a computer program in which letters, digits, etc. are represented as binary numbers. The set of instructions in such a program: That program took 3000 lines of code. Compare ASCII, object code, source code.
a lone dissenter, as an intellectual, an artist, or a politician, who takes an independent stand apart from his or her associates: a modern-dance maverick.
Synonyms: nonconformist, individualist; free thinker; loner, lone wolf.
a person pursuing rebellious, even potentially disruptive, policies or ideas: You can't muzzle a maverick.
Synonyms: rebel, cowboy; loose cannon.
- unorthodox, unconventional, nonconformist.
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