from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. See Y2K bug.
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- n. A design flaw in computer systems which represented the year with 2 digits (ex. 1984 = 84), which could cause date calculations to fail after 1999.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An error in the coding of certain computer programs which store the year component of the date as two digits, assuming that the first two digits are 19, rather than as a complete number of four digits; when such programs are used after January 1, 2000, the date may be misinterpreted, causing serious errors or total failure of the program; -- called also year 2000 bug, year 2000 problem and Y2K bug.
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