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GIGO

[′gī‚gō]
(computer science)

GIGO

GIGO

(Garbage In Garbage Out) "Bad input produces bad output." Data entry is critical. All possible tests should be made on data entered into a computer.

"Garbage In, Gospel Out"


An alternate meaning. Many people have complete faith in computer output!

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To the processor the lesson is equally clear: Only by gaining a full and comprehensive accounting of the pitfalls jeopardizing formulation quality, and only by practicing vigilance in their resolution can GIGO problems be vanquished from the process line.
GIGO basically reveals the flaw in the original argument by establishing the dependency between processing and data.
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Analysts of all stripes stress the GIGO concept--Garbage In, Garbage Out.