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GIGO

[gahy-goh] /ˈgaɪ goʊ/
noun, Computers.
1.
a rule of thumb stating that when faulty data are fed into a computer, the information that emerges will also be faulty.
Origin
1965-1970
1965-70; g(arbage) i(n) g(arbage) o(ut)
Can be confused
FIFO, GIGO, LIFO.
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British Dictionary definitions for gigos

GIGO

/ˈɡaɪɡəʊ/
noun acronym (computing, slang)
1.
garbage in, garbage out
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Slang definitions & phrases for gigos

gigo

sentence

The output is no better than the input

Related Terms

megogigo

[1966+ Computer; fr garbage in, garbage out]


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Related Abbreviations for gigos

GIGO

garbage in, garbage out
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