American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Of or relating to the year 2000.
- adj. Of or relating to the Y2K bug: Y2K compliance; Y2K testing.
- n. the year 2000 in the Gregorian calendar
- Abbreviated from "year 2000", with "K" standing for 1000, as in the prefix kilo- (Wiktionary)
- Alteration of y(ear) 2000, from K, symbol for 1000. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The term Y2K itself suggested a new world awaited us.”
“The President mentioned two in particular -- the importance of cooperation between the European Union and Russia in dealing with what we call the Y2K issue, the problem of the computers not reading a four-digit 2000 figure and the disruption that this could potentially have.”
“Well, in Y2K we elected a defense contractor as vice-president.”
“Yesterday while I was driving in my car, a heard a radio journalist on Safm describe the Millennium Bug - which is commonly referred to as Y2K as "the most dangerous formula ever since the creation of the formula for the nuclear bomb".”
“A global alert had gone out 10 years ago amid widespread fears of a similar problem, dubbed Y2K, which is linked this time to some computer's inability to recognise the year 2010.”
“Computer expert David Eddy, who may have coined the term Y2K, told American Radio Works: "I'd love to do a poll … and eliminate anybody that actually worked on year 2000 work and just talk to, what I would call civilians, and if you ask them, I bet you hard money that most civilians would say, 'Oh, Y2K, whole thing was a hoax.”
“German bankcards are believed to be infected with a "Y2K" - like computer bug that has rendered the cards unable to ...”
“These predictions are the economic equivalent of "Y2K" - always apocalyptic, never true, and all too frequently believed.”
“Sony said in a blog post Monday that the problem was likely caused by a bug in the clock functionality incorporated in the system, reminiscent of the so-called Y2K bug a decade ago.”
“With this in mind, why didn't Samuelson mention the time bomb known as the Y2K problem?”
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