WYSIWYG

Definitions

Computing

  • noun a program in which the output on the screen is exactly the same as the output on printout, including graphics and special fonts.
  • acronym forWhat-You-See-Is-What-You-Get

Electronics

  • Abbreviation of What You See Is What You Get. The ability to display on a monitor text and graphics exactly as it would appear if printed. In actuality this is only approximated, as printers tend to have much higher resolutions than monitors.

Information & Library Science

  • noun a system in which the text and graphics on a computer screen are exactly the same as what will be printed out.
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