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See also: clean room
cleanroom (plural cleanrooms)
- A room or environment that is controlled in such a way as to minimize airborne particulate matter, typically for the purpose of fabricating sensitive electronic or other devices.
- Synonym: white room
- (attributive, chiefly computing) The method of copying a design by reverse engineering and then recreating it without infringing any copyrights.
- (software engineering, attributive) Being or relating to a software development process intended to produce software with a certifiable level of reliability.
room or environment controlled to minimize airborne particulate matter
cleanroom (third-person singular simple present cleanrooms, present participle cleanrooming, simple past and past participle cleanroomed)
- (chiefly computing) To copy (a design) by reverse engineering and then recreating it without infringing any copyrights.
- 1990, InfoWorld, volume 13, number 1-8, page 40:
- Based on OSF's Motif, this technology was “clean roomed” and is not in violation of any Apple copyright or patent […]