from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Computers) 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 problemand Y2K bug.
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- noun computing A
design flawin computer systemswhich representedthe yearwith 2 digits(ex. 1984 = 84), which could cause date calculations to fail after 1999.
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