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[wawk-throo] /ˈwɔkˌθru/
Theater, Television.
  1. a rehearsal in which physical action is combined with reading the lines of a play.
  2. a perfunctory performance of a script.
Television, Movies. a rehearsal without cameras.
a step-by-step demonstration of a procedure or process or a step-by-step explanation of it as a novice attempts it.
a pedestrian passageway or arcade through the ground floor of a building connecting one street or building with another.
designed to be walked through by an observer:
The zoo has a walk-through aviary where the birds are all around you.
activated by a person passing through:
a walk-through electronic scanner at the airport for detecting concealed weapons.
Origin of walk-through
1935-40; noun, adj. use of verb phrase walk through Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for walkthrough
  • That's funny, you didn't see those wide lines and spots on the wall when you did your walkthrough inspection.
  • These seats fold flat and flip forward to provide access to the third row, and there is a center walkthrough as well.
  • Included with each table is a history of the table and also a detailed walkthrough on each scoring strategy.
  • Brady took part in the morning walkthrough and later participated in the afternoon practice.
  • The area between the second-row seats can also be left open to provide a walkthrough to the standard third row.
  • The following is a summary of the responses to questions and concerns raised by the contractors during the walkthrough.
  • The walkthrough scanners expedite entry to comply with increased security measures.
  • After going over the plan with your family, you should conduct a walkthrough of the plan.
Word Origin and History for walkthrough

1944, "an easy part" (in a theatrical production), from walk (v.) + through. Meaning "dry run" is from 1959, from the notion of "walking (someone) through" something.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for walkthrough

walk the talk

verb phrase

To conform; not rock the boat; go straight: asks a man or woman in prison fatigues if they intend ''to walk the talk'' (1980s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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