debug

verb de·bug \ (ˌ)dē-ˈbəg \
Updated on: 17 Nov 2017

Definition of debug

transitive verb
1 :to remove insects from
2 :to eliminate errors in or malfunctions of
  • debug a computer program
3 :to remove a concealed microphone or wiretapping device from

debugger

noun

Examples of debug in a Sentence

  1. She's been hired to write and debug computer programs.

  2. the computer program ran much faster after it was debugged

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First Known Use of debug

1944


DEBUG Defined for English Language Learners

debug

verb

Definition of debug for English Language Learners

  • : to remove the mistakes from (something, such as a computer program)



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