A dry run is a rehearsal or simulation that is used as a test or practice. The term stems from 19th century American firefighting training and competitions that didn't involve the use of water. The following are common modern variations of a dry run.
RehearsalA dry run in performing arts implies a dress rehearsal complete with technical elements such as stage lighting and pyrotechnics.
TestingAn initial test that reduces risk in some way. For example, a rocket engine may be tested in a fixed position on the ground as opposed to in the air.
AlgorithmsA mental walk-through of complex code such as an algorithm to confirm that it is logically valid.
ProjectsThe practice of testing project deliverables before testing by the customer. For example, a development team may test a system before handing it over the business for testing.
PresentationsIt is common for presentations that involved significant cost and effort to develop such as a complex sales proposal to be practiced internally before going in front of the customer.
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