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
Well, yes, WYSIWYG, that is exactly what it means, and if we allow ourselves just a second's further reflection, we realize what a terrible and devastating admission it is.
For this reason, they're frequently called WYSIWYG or "what you see is what you get" editors.
Steve and Chiara Rosenblum have assembled abstract pieces by young artists for a show titled "WYSIWYG" at their "Rosenblum Collection & Friends," presenting Jacob Kassay, Sterling Ruby and a premiere of commissioned sculptures by Aaron Young.
One popular way to build your own site is by using a so-called WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get) website editor.
Paul is a laid-back Californian guy, the proprietor of a fashionable restaurant called WYSIWYG, a title which may or may or not be ironic.
Hiring a WYSIWYG is an easy choice, but I don't think being a WYSIWYG is the best option.
Nowdays there is something called a WYSIWYG editor (what you see is what you get).
Many Website editors allow you to edit the Website as you see it, these are known as WYSIWYG editors.
This is an HTML editor, not a WYSIWYG - in other words, you see and edit the HTML code, not what the page looks like in the browser.
University of Manchester 1983, designed and copublished a utility program called WYSIWYG in 1986 and, as Technical Manager at Intex Systems (UK), was responsible for the Intext Multilingual Wordprocessor.