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millennium bug

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Definition of millennium bug in English:

noun

A problem with some computers arising from an inability of the software to deal correctly with dates of 1 January 2000 or later.
Example sentences
  • Disappointingly, the millennium bug left my computer running smoothly.
  • In fact, European officials are confidently predicting the net economic impact will be nil, just like the millennium bug scare about possible computer glitches in January last year.
  • A report issued the same day by the Conference Board of Canada warned that failure to deal immediately with the millennium bug could throw Canada into a recession in the first half of 2000.

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