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WYSIWYG

EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

Coined by John Seybold and popularized at Xerox PARC during the late 1970s.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈwɪz.iˌwɪɡ/, /ˈwɪz.ə.wɪɡ/
  • (file)

PhraseEdit

WYSIWYG

  1. (acronym) What you see is what you get.

NounEdit

WYSIWYG (plural WYSIWYGs)

  1. (computing) Software that allows editing on screen what the printed version would be like; software with a what-you-see-is-what-you-get display interface.
    • 2003, James H. Pence, How to Do Everything with HTML & XHTML‎, page 132:
      WYSIWYGs are helpful tools in that they enable you to create pages much more quickly

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