debug

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verb de·bug \(ˌ)dē-ˈbəg\

Definition of debug

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to remove insects from

  3. 2 :  to eliminate errors in or malfunctions of <debug a computer program>

  4. 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>

1944

First Known Use of debug

1944


DEBUG Defined for English Language Learners

debug

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verb de·bug \(ˌ)dē-ˈbəg\

Definition of debug for English Language Learners

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



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