Definition of garbage in English:


Syllabification: gar·bage
Pronunciation: /ˈgärbij


chiefly North American


garbage in, garbage out

(abbreviation: GIGO) Used to express the idea that in computing and other spheres, incorrect or poor quality input will always produce faulty output.
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  • First, the project suffered from GIGO: garbage in, garbage out.
  • It's like they say about computers: garbage in, garbage out.
  • Like most things in life, the rule is GIGO: garbage in, garbage out.


late Middle English (in the sense 'offal'): from Anglo-Norman French, of unknown ultimate origin.

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