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.
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.
noun 1. Also called American smoke tree, chittamwood. a tree, Cotinus obovatus, of the cashew family, native to the southeastern U.S., having egg-shaped leaves and large clusters of small white flowers. 2. Also called Venetian sumac. a related shrub, C. coggygria, of Eurasia, having elliptical leaves and clusters of hairy, purple flowers. noun 1. an […]
noun, plural smokeys. (often initial capital letter) Slang. 1. an officer or officers of a state highway patrol. 2. a state police car.
adjective, smokier, smokiest. 1. emitting smoke, especially in large amounts. 2. hazy; darkened or begrimed with smoke. 3. having the character or appearance of smoke: smoky colors. 4. pertaining to or suggestive of smoke: a smoky haze. 5. of a dull or brownish gray; cloudy. adjective smokier, smokiest 1. emitting, containing, or resembling smoke 2. […]
noun 1. the visible vapor and gases given off by a burning or smoldering substance, especially the gray, brown, or blackish mixture of gases and suspended carbon particles resulting from the combustion of wood, peat, coal, or other organic matter. 2. something resembling this, as vapor or mist, flying particles, etc. 3. something unsubstantial, evanescent, […]