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proof of concept

[ proofuhv kon-sept ]
/ ˈpruf əv ˈkɒn sɛpt /
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noun

a small-scale demonstration that a business plan, product in development, etc., is likely to be successful in later stages (often used attributively): A rough prototype of the device was constructed as proof of concept. The next step is a proof-of-concept clinical trial to evaluate the drug.

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Origin of proof of concept

First recorded in 1965–70
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proof of concept

noun

commerce the stage during the development of a product when it is established that the product will function as intended
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