debug mode

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debug mode (countable and uncountable, plural debug modes)

  1. (programming) The mode of a compiler or IDE that allows for debugging, with the availability of information such as variable names and line numbers from the source code.
  2. (video games) A (usually hidden) tool or set of tools in a video game used in its development and testing, the use of which typically enables players to cheat, modify the game's behaviour, or perform diagnostics.