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WYSIWYG

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noun WYS·I·WYG \ˈwi-zē-ˌwig, -zə-\

Simple Definition of WYSIWYG

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

Full Definition of WYSIWYG

  1. :  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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