burn-in

noun \ ˈbərn-ˌin \

Definition of burn-in

:the continuous operation of a device (such as a computer) as a test for defects or failure prior to putting it to use

First Known Use of burn-in

1966


burn in

verb

Definition of burn in

transitive verb
:to increase the density of (portions of a photographic print) during enlarging by giving extra exposure

First Known Use of burn in

circa 1939


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