troubleshoot


trou·ble·shoot

verb \-ˌshüt\
trou·ble·shot\-ˌshät\trou·ble·shoot·ing

Definition of TROUBLESHOOT

intransitive verb
:  to operate or serve as a troubleshooter <is troubleshooting for an electronics firm>
transitive verb
:  to investigate or deal with in the role of troubleshooter <troubleshoots TV receivers> <troubleshoot a problem>

Origin of TROUBLESHOOT

back-formation from troubleshooter
First Known Use: 1918

Other Computer-Related Terms

adware, flash, kludge, phishing, recursive, router

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