antibugging

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

anti- +‎ bugging

Adjective[edit]

antibugging (not comparable)

  1. Opposing or countering bugging (covert surveillance).
    • 2008 March 24, Lily Koppel, “On the Lam? Don’t Stumble In on This Bunch”, New York Times:
      Across the table was Rainer Melucci, whose expertise in electronic eavesdropping protection and antibugging services took him into the home of Tom Cruise in Los Angeles and the offices of the Church of Scientology.

Noun[edit]

antibugging (uncountable)

  1. (computing, programming) The strategy of writing code so as to minimise the possibility of error.
    • 1975, Edward Yourdon, Techniques of program structure and design
      They were convinced that the error-checking and antibugging that I was suggesting would far exceed the capacity of their machine.