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Definition of WYSIWYG abbreviation from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

WYSIWYG

 abbreviation
abbreviation
BrE BrE//ˈwɪzɪwɪɡ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈwɪzɪwɪɡ//
 
(computing) Computer software
 
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what you see is what you get (what you see on the computer screen is exactly the same as will be printed or displayed) See related entries: Computer software Word Origin 1980s: acronym from what you see is what you get.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: WYSIWYG