debug is a command in DOS, OS/2 and Microsoft Windows (only in 32bit) which runs the program debug.exe (or DEBUG.COM in older versions of DOS). Debug can act as an assembler, disassembler, or hex dump program allowing users to interactively examine memory contents (in assembly language, hexadecimal or ASCII), make changes, and selectively execute COM, EXE and other file types. It also has several subcommands which are used to access specific disk sectors, I/O ports and memory addresses.
De:Bug was a German magazine covering "electronic aspects of life", published monthly in Berlin from 1997 to 2014. Following a new definition of culture, the magazine kept track of electronic music styles such as techno, electro or house, as well as all intersections of daily life with digital technology, focusing on the internet as a social space influenced by issues such as interface design, web art, and file sharing. A second focus was on hardware, the latest computer games and software for musicians and other creative professionals. In the sixteen years of its existence, it published more than 50,000 reviews.
Debug is a 2014 Canadian science fiction horror film written and directed by David Hewlett. It stars Jeananne Goossen, Adrian Holmes, Adam Butcher, Kjartan Hewitt, Sidney Leeder, and Jadyn Wong as computer programmers who must deal with a hostile artificial intelligence on an interstellar spaceship. It was released on 3 November 2014 in the UK.
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
vb. 1 (context computer science English) To search for and eliminate malfunctioning elements or errors in something, especially a computer program or machinery. 2 (context electronics English) To remove a hidden electronic surveillance device from (somewhere). 3 (context US English) To remove insects from (somewhere).
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
Usage examples of "debug".
Emeric had also noticed a change in REC and that these sudden downlinks with planetside machines were part of a radical debugging therapy.
The office itself was debugged daily, so he was confident about its security.
If you figure beta debugging to golden master takes four months, then you have only eight months to do the actual work.
He now worked the other side of the street, so to speak, sweeping and debugging, usually for major corporations, but also for persons wary of snooping by spouses and partners, not to mention the government.
Two daggers (††) indicate that the command is documented in the Debug Command Reference.
By the time you finish we'll have a new central processor to handle the debugged program.
Super-fast computers on the petaflops scale will likely force programmers to use new methods to compile and debug computer programs.
At the door he again begged Martin to spend more time running old films through the computer, saying there was a good chance the program would pick up all sorts of new radiologic signs, and if Philips took time to follow up each one, the program would never get debugged.
All of them are fiddling around with engines or diving gear in a way Randy recognizes, through many cultural and technological barriers, as debugging.
The evening's tour is still a flurry of odd, emotionally charged images in his memory, but he's beginning to sort it out a little, to run the numbers as it were, and he would say that of the people he ran into yesterday--people he had exchanged dinner invitations with and loaned tools to, people whose personal computers he had debugged in exchange for six-packs of good beer, whom he had seen important movies with--that at least three-quarters of these people have really no interest whatsoever in seeing Randy's face again as long as they live, and were made to feel intensely awkward by his totally unexpected reappearance in their front yards, where they were throwing impromptu parties with salvaged beer and wine.