Computer Terminology - Y

This web page looks at some of the terminology associated with the Computer Industry. This appendix is not to be deemed as complete but does cover a large range of common terminology.

If you find a term not covered in this file you may Email Button and list the word (computer connected terminology ONLY). We will endeavour to locate the meaning and respond to you. If we consider it a common enough term, we will add it to our list. New terminology (with explanation) may also be submitted for consideration.

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Y2K: The "Year 2000" problem. The problem when programmemers used a standard date format of DD/MM/YY to conserve then expensive storage space. It was thought that this date system may cause problems in some applications.

Yahoo: A leading Internet search engine at

YMMV: Abbreviation of Your Mileage May Vary, taken from the standard disclaimer attached to EPA mileage ratings. This warning can be found in some UNIX freeware distributions.

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