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Proof of concept is a short and/or incomplete realization (or synopsis) of a certain method or idea(s) to demonstrate its feasibility, or a demonstration in principle, whose purpose is to verify that some concept or theory is probably capable of exploitation in a useful manner. A related (somewhat synonymous) term is "proof of principle".
The proof of concept is usually considered a milestone on the way to a fully functioning prototype.
In computer security the term proof of concept (proof of concept code or PoC) is often used as a synonym for a zero-day exploit which, mainly for its early creation, does not take full advantage over some vulnerability.http://dictionary.oed.com/cgi/entry/50190043/... proof of concept
n. evidence (usually deriving from an experiment or pilot project) demonstrating that a design concept, business idea, etc., is feasible; a piece of such evidence; freq. attrib.
1967 Los Angeles Times 22 Jan. M32/3 (advt.) Opportunity to assume some project responsibility in *proof of concept type work. 1994 San Antonio Business Jrnl. (Nexis) 19 Aug. A4 We built this center as a proof of concept. 2001 Today's Pilot Feb. 51/1 Although the GA-200 is a totally new aircraft, some heavily modified Pawnees were used as proof-of-concept aircraft.