garbage in, garbage-out

Definitions

General Science

  • noun
    (written as garbage in garbage out)
    an expression meaning that the accuracy and quality of information that is output depends on the quality of the input.

Electronics

  • An axiom stating that if a user enters meaningless, invalid, or incorrect data into a computer, that the output will also be meaningless, invalid, or incorrect. Its acronym is GIGO.
  • acronymGIGO

Computing

  • noun the principle that the accuracy and quality of information that is output depends on the quality of the input.
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