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Meaning of DRY RUN

Pronunciation:  drI run

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a practice session in preparation for a public performance (as of a play or speech or concert); "he missed too many rehearsals"; "a rehearsal will be held the day before the wedding"
 Synonyms: rehearsal, run through
 See Also: dress rehearsal, drill, exercise, practice, practice session, recitation



Computing Dictionary

To execute a program by hand, writing values of variables and other run-time data on paper, in order to check its operation or to track down a bug. A dry run is an extreme form of desk check and is practical only for fairly simple programs and small amounts of data.

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