Updated: 12/10/2023 by Computer Hope

Amateur may refer to any of the following:

1. With sports, an amateur is a person who performs the sport for free or who has little or no experience. For example, most computer gamers are amateurs, but an e-athlete competing in an e-sport is considered a professional gamer.

2. Generally, an amateur is anyone new to a subject or without computer schooling or training. For example, a new computer user is considered an amateur. However, someone with years of experience or with recent training is not.


When describing a new computer user, an amateur is often called a newbie.

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