Updated: 04/26/2017 by Computer Hope

GIGO may refer to any of the following:

gigo definition1. 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 programmer instructed a program to access an improper section of memory, the returned data would be wrong and result in an error or crash the program.

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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