GIGO

GIGO

[gahy-goh]
noun Computers.
a rule of thumb stating that when faulty data are fed into a computer, the information that emerges will also be faulty.

Origin:
1965–70; g(arbage) i(n) g(arbage) o(ut)

FIFO, GIGO, LIFO.
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GIGO (ˈɡaɪɡəʊ)
 
n acronym for
garbage in, garbage out

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GIGO definition


  1. phr.
    garbage in, garbage out. (Computers. Acronym. If you get garbage out of a computer, it's because you put garbage in. See also DIDO.) : The program failed, and I know it's my fault. You know, GIGO.
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GIGO definition


Garbage In, Garbage Out

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Abbreviations & Acronyms
GIGO
garbage in, garbage out
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