millennium bug

Informal.
a bug that can cause computers or software to misinterpret the first two digits of the year 2000 as 19, due to the coding of dates using only the last two digits of the year.
Also called Y2K problem, Y2K bug.


Origin:
1990–95

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millennium bug
 
n
computing any software problem arising from the change in date at the start of the 21st century

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millennium bug definition


Year 2000

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Example sentences
The smallest towns and businesses are not immune to the millennium bug.
It seemed as if the millennium bug had arrived four years late.
Add to that the expenses in fixing the millennium bug, and that cost almost
  doubles.
The department is committed to minimizing the impact of the millennium bug.
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