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bug fix

(programming)
A change to a program or system intended to permanently cure a bug. Often a fix for one bug inadvertantly introduces new bugs, hence the need for careful forethought and testing.

Compare: workaround.

bug fix

A revised program file or patch that corrects a software bug. See bug, patch and hot fix.
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