Definition of


  1. (verb, change) locate and correct errors in a computer program code

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Alternate forms of Debug

Derivations: debugger

Hypernyms: correct, rectify, right

Origin of the word Debug

  1. 1945, of machine systems, from de- + bug "glitch, defect in a machine." Meaning "to remove a concealed microphone" is from 1964. more

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