break-in
  • A period within which new components, devices, systems, and so on, are operated and/or tested to verify proper functioning. During this interval, adjustments may be made, and frequently, deficient components will fail, avoiding some future problems. Also called burn-in (1).
  • In communications, an interruption of a transmission by the receiving station. May be used, for instance, to request a retransmission.
  • synonym burn-in

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