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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

WYSIWYGˈwɪz iˌwɪg(adj.)

  1. of, pertaining to, or being a computer screen display that shows text exactly as it will appear when printed.

    Category: Computers

Origin of WYSIWYG:

1980–85; w(hat)y(ou)s(ee)i(s)w(hat)y(ou)g(et)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. WYSIWYG(adj)

    relating to or being a word processing system that prints the text exactly as it appears on the computer screen


  1. WYSIWYG(Noun)

    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.

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



    In computing, a WYSIWYG editor is a system in which content displayed onscreen during editing appears in a form closely corresponding to its appearance when printed or displayed as a finished product, which might be a printed document, web page, or slide presentation. WYSIWYG is an acronym for "What You See Is What You Get".

The New Hacker's Dictionary


    [Traced to Flip Wilson's “Geraldine” character c.1970] Describes a user interface under which “What You See Is What You Get”, as opposed to one that uses more-or-less obscure commands that do not result in immediate visual feedback. True WYSIWYG in environments supporting multiple fonts or graphics is a rarely-attained ideal; there are variants of this term to express real-world manifestations including WYSIAWYG (What You See Is Almost What You Get) and WYSIMOLWYG (What You See Is More or Less What You Get). All these can be mildly derogatory, as they are often used to refer to dumbed-down user-friendly interfaces targeted at non-programmers; a hacker has no fear of obscure commands (compare WYSIAYG). On the other hand, EMACS was one of the very first WYSIWYG editors, replacing (actually, at first overlaying) the extremely obscure, command-based TECO. See also WIMP environment. [Oddly enough, WYSIWYG made it into the 1986 supplement to the OED, in lower case yet. —ESR]

Translations for wysiwyg

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


What You See Is What You Get (referring to what is seen on a computer screen and received in print).

  • wusiwukAfrikaans
  • إخْتِصار للكَلِمات: ما تَراه هو ما تَحْصَل عَلَيْهِArabic
  • съкращение - каквото виждаш е това, което получавашBulgarian
  • wysiwyg (o que você vê, é o que você obtém)Portuguese (BR)
  • vytiskne se to, co je na obrazovace (zkratka)Czech
  • wie gesehen, so erhaltenGerman
  • du får, hvad du serDanish
  • ό,τι βλέπεις παίρνεις (συντομογρ.)Greek
  • lo que ve es lo que obtieneSpanish
  • adekvaatesitusEstonian
  • کلمه پرداز هایی که تصاوری صفحه ای تولید می کنند؛ ویزی ویگFarsi
  • WYSIWYGFrench
  • מָה שֶׁרוֹאִים, זֶה מָה שֶׁמקַבלִיםHebrew
  • तुम जो देखते हां वही पाते होHindi
  • kratica za prikaz na monitoru koji je istovjetan ispisuCroatian
  • amit lát a képernyőn, azt kapja nyomtatásbanHungarian
  • cetakan yang sama dengan yang tampak di layar komputerIndonesian
  • 画面通りに印刷される方式Japanese
  • [컴퓨터] 위지위그(화면상으로 본 화상이 그대로 프린터로 출력되는 기능)Korean
  • gauni tai, ką matai kompiuterio ekraneLithuanian
  • (datortermins) ko redzat ekrānā, to saņemsiet izdrukāLatvian
  • Apa yang Kamu Lihat Itulah yang Kamu Dapat pada skrin komputerMalay
  • WYSIWYGDutch
  • det du ser er det du fårNorwegian
  • otrzymasz to co widzisz (obraz na ekranie odpowiada wydrukowi na drukarce)Polish
  • کلمه پرداز هایی که تصاوری صفحه ای تولید می کنند؛ ویزی ویگPersian
  • ويزي ويګPashto
  • что видишь, то и имеешьRussian
  • (Vytlačí sa, čo vidíte na obrazovke.)Slovak
  • kar vidiš, to dobišSlovenian
  • što vidiš to će biti i odštampanoSerbian
  • det som syns på skärmen är vad som kommer utSwedish
  • ตัวประมวลผลคำที่แสดงผลหน้าจอเหมือนกับบนเอกสารที่พิมพ์ออกมาThai
  • gördüğün aldığındırTurkish
  • 所見即所得Chinese (Trad.)
  • режим повної відповідностіUkrainian
  • جو تم دیکھتے ہو وہی ملتا ہےUrdu
  • thấy gì được nấyVietnamese
  • 所见即所得Chinese (Simp.)

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