What Is Y2K?


Y2K is an abbreviation for the year 2000. This is a time when it was thought that many computers, programs and chips had a bug in their date records which was believed that it will mess them up on 1st of January 2000.
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"Y2K" refers to the "Year 2000 (2 k)". Since this is posted in computer history, I'll assume you're referring to it's effect on computers, or more specifically
(wī'tū-kā') adj. Of or relating to the year 2000. Of or relating to the Y2K bug: Y2K compliance; Y2K testing. [Alteration of y(ear) 2000, from K, symbol for 1000.]
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Y2K was a concern at the turn of the millennium. Some feared computers would reset to the year 1900.
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A shorthand term for "the year 2000" commonly used to refer to a widespread computer programming shortcut that was expected to cause extensive havoc as the year changed from 1999 to 2000. Instead of allowing four digits for the year, many c... More »
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