Definition of troubleshoot in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈtrʌblʃuːt/


[no object] (usually as noun troubleshooting)
1Analyse and solve serious problems for a company or other organization.
Example sentences
  • If a high school student shows up for class only three days a week, every week, and then gets a poor grade at the end of the year, the course material seems a poor starting point for troubleshooting.
  • He also has a proven track record in troubleshooting, having rescued failing Swindon Council a year ago.
  • What I need more practice on is troubleshooting.
1.1Trace and correct faults in a mechanical or electronic system.
Example sentences
  • End users also must conduct performance testing and product compliance with the added complications of field service troubleshooting and fault isolation.
  • The service plan also provides remote system troubleshooting and preventative maintenance to uncover potential problems before they occur.
  • The marker system simplifies troubleshooting by allowing nine markers to be displayed on the screen at any one time.



Pronunciation: /ˈtrʌb(ə)lʃuːtə/
Example sentences
  • But the notion of employing a civilian brigade of unarmed troubleshooters will hold little water with those who have experienced at first hand such ‘21st century crime’.
  • Any that slip into the lowest category of ‘poor’ when the Comprehensive Performance Assessment tables are updated next year could see government troubleshooters sent in.
  • A high-powered trio of troubleshooters is understood to have completed its under-wraps report on attempts to restore harmony at the deeply divided cathedral.
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