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I'm looking for the term that people use to describe the simplest statement of a problem. I've seen it several times on Meta and on SO.

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tl;dr... too long;didn't read – Barak Oct 16 '12 at 6:34

I believe you're looking for the term "SSCCE":

Short, Self Contained, Correct (Compilable), Example

This is pretty much a prerequisite for any SO debugging question that isn't obvious to spot.

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