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



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 Origin1980s: acronym from what you see is what you get.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: WYSIWYG