from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Computer Science An informal rule holding that the integrity of output is dependent on the integrity of input.
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- Garbage In, Garbage Out. The integrity of the output is dependent on the integrity of the input
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- n. (computer science) a rule stating that the quality of the output is a function of the quality of the input; put garbage in and you get garbage out
g(arbage) i(n,) g(arbage) o(ut).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)