Updated: 10/07/2019 by Computer Hope

GIGO may refer to any of the following:

GIGO in blue lettering.

1. With computer programming, GIGO is short for "garbage in, garbage out" and is a program's inability to interpret any received bad data, resulting in incorrect results or a crash. For example, if a program tries to accesses an improper section of memory, the kernel does not allow it. As a result, the program will crash (terminate abnormally).

2. GIGO is used to described any bad input that results in bad output. For example, if you were to phrase a computer question poorly, it would result in a wrong answer.

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