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smoke test

[′smōk ‚test]
(engineering)
A test used on kerosine to determine the highest point to which the flame can be turned before smoking occurs.

smoke test

A test in which nontoxic, visible smoke is introduced in an air-distribution system, ductwork, piping, etc., to indicate the routes taken by air currents and/or to detect leaks.

smoke test

(1)
A rudimentary form of testing applied to electronic equipment following repair or reconfiguration, in which power is applied and the tester checks for sparks, smoke, or other dramatic signs of fundamental failure. See magic smoke.

smoke test

(2)
By extension, the first run of a piece of software after construction or a critical change. See and compare reality check.

There is an interesting semi-parallel to this term among typographers and printers: When new typefaces are being punch-cut by hand, a "smoke test" (hold the letter in candle smoke, then press it onto paper) is used to check out new dies.

smoke test

A test of new or repaired equipment by turning it on. If it smokes... it is not working! Originally coined when smoke was introduced to check for leaks in newly manufactured containers and pipes, the term also refers to testing a software application for the first time. See testing types.


Smoke Test
Not the most sophisticated way to tell if something is working properly, but it is a sure guarantee that it is not.
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