GIGO

[ gahy-goh ]
/ ˈgaɪ goʊ /

noun Computers.

a rule of thumb stating that when faulty data are fed into a computer, the information that emerges will also be faulty.

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Origin of GIGO

1965–70; g(arbage)i(n)g(arbage)o(ut)

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH GIGO

FIFO, GIGO , LIFO
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British Dictionary definitions for GIGO

GIGO
/ (ˈɡaɪɡəʊ) /

n acronym for computing slang

garbage in, garbage out
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