from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Relating to or being a word-processing or desktop publishing system in which the screen displays text exactly as it will be printed.
- n. A WYSIWYG system, effect, or screen display.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- what you see is what you get.
- n. 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.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. relating to or being a word processing system that prints the text exactly as it appears on the computer screen
w(hat) y(ou) s(ee) i(s) w(hat) y(ou) g(et).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Coined by John Seybold and popularized at Xerox PARC during the late 1970s. (Wiktionary)