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"debug" in British English

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debugverb [T]

uk   us   /ˌdiːˈbʌɡ/ (-gg-)

debug verb [T] (REMOVE MISTAKES)

to ​remove bugs (= ​mistakes) from a ​computerprogram: to debug a ​program

debug verb [T] (REMOVE DEVICES)

to ​look for and ​remove bugs (= ​hiddenlistening or ​recordingdevices) from a ​place: Security ​officers had debugged the ​room before the ​meeting.
(Definition of debug from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"debug" in American English

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debugverb [T]

 us   /diˈbʌɡ/ (-gg-)
to ​remove bugs (= ​mistakes) from a ​computerprogram: He ​spentweeks debugging the ​program.
(Definition of debug from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"debug" in Business English

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debugverb [T]

uk   us   /ˌdiːˈbʌɡ/ (-gg-)
IT to ​remove bugs (= problems) from ​software: Our ​freedownload will ​enable you to debug all ​httpcommunications between the web ​browser on the ​clientside and the web ​server on the other ​side.
debugging
noun [U]
(Definition of debug from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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