noun, WYS·I·WYG often attributive \ˈwi-zē-ˌwig, -zə-\

computers : a display on a computer that shows the exact appearance of a printed document

Full Definition of WYSIWYG

:  a display generated by word-processing or desktop-publishing software that exactly reflects the appearance of the printed document

Origin of WYSIWYG

what you see is what you get
First Known Use: 1982


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