Y2K Definition

wīto͝o-kā
adjective
Of or relating to the year 2000.
American Heritage
Of or relating to a defect in the code of a computer program caused when a year is represented by its last two digits only and the program interprets that year as falling inclusively between 1900 and 1999 instead of between 2000 and 2099.
Y2K compliance; Y2K testing.
American Heritage
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abbreviation
The year 2000
Webster's New World
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other

See yy.

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Origin of Y2K

  • Y(ear) 2K informal expression for the number 2000 (using K symbol for 1000)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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