regression testing


Part of the test phase of software development where, as new modules are integrated into the system and the added functionality is tested, previously tested functionality is re-tested to assure that no new module has corrupted the system.

[Bennatan, E.M., "Software Project Management", 2nd edition, McGraw-Hill International, 1992].

Last updated: 1995-12-04

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