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wysiwyg Acronym for what you see is what you get, a catch phrase coined by Flip Wilson in his `Geraldine Jones' impersonation in 1969. In computer systems it has come to mean a system where the screen displays text and graphics almost exactly as it would be printed. There may be minor differences in resolution and fonts used. Wysiwyg is considered to be a desirable feature of word processing, desktop publishing, and other programs where the appearance of the final printed product is important.

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WYSIWYG

WYSIWYG / ˈwizēˌwig/ (also wysiwyg) • adj. Comput. denoting the representation of text on screen in a form exactly corresponding to its appearance on a printout.

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WYSIWYG

WYSIWYG denoting the representation of text on-screen in a form exactly corresponding to its appearance on a printout; acronym (dating from the 1980s) from what you see is what you get.

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wysiwyg

wysiwyg (or WYSIWYG) (ˈwɪzɪˌwɪg) Computing what you see (on the screen) is what you get (from the printer)

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