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Y2K

 (wī′to͞o-kā′)
adj.
1. Of or relating to the year 2000.
2. Of or relating to a defect in the code of a computer program caused when a year is represented by its last two digits only and the program interprets that year as falling inclusively between 1900 and 1999 instead of between 2000 and 2099: Y2K compliance; Y2K testing.

[Y(ear) + 2K, informal expression for the number 2000 (using K, symbol for 1000).]

Y2K

n
another name for the year 2000 ad (esp referring to the millennium bug)
[C20: y(ear) + 2 + k (in the sense: thousand)]

Y2K

(ˈwaɪˌtuˈkeɪ)

n.
1. the year 2000.
2. Also called Y2K problem. millennium bug.
[1995–2000; Y(ear) + 2 + K symbol for the number 1000]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Y2K - the year 2000 in the Gregorian calendar
twelvemonth, year, yr - a period of time containing 365 (or 366) days; "she is 4 years old"; "in the year 1920"
Translations

Y2K

[ˌwaɪtuːˈkeɪ] ABBR =Year 2000 the Y2K problem (Comput) → el (problema del) efecto 2000

Y2K

n abbr (=year 2000) → l'an m 2000
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He had invited Michael Hyatt, then a prominent Y2K doomsday author who frequently appeared on Christian radio, to address the issue.
It failed to make an appearance overnight Friday when city officials monitored the calendar year's rollover from 1999 to 2000, and there was no sign of the Y2K bug Monday morning when city workers returned to their desks and logged on to their PCs.
This Y2K litigation poses a difficult and fundamental question that the courts must address: What is the boundary between an insured's ordinary and prudent risk-management expenses to protect property against harm and reimbursable sue-and-labor expenses incurred in the face of an actual or imminent peril?
Food and Drug Administration has emergency Y2K operations plans (and rapid-response plans) in effect for at least the first two quarters of the year 2000.
Robert Berenson, director of HCFA's Center for Health Plans and Providers, expressed concern over recent findings from the HHS Office of the Inspector General that many providers either were not ready or, worse yet, had not even begun taking steps toward Y2K preparedness.
It provides business owners with information on Y2K failure models and offers remediation methods for hardware, software and embedded systems that small businesses commonly use.
org, you can read a version of Y2K compliance that has been carefully crafted to define the issue in exactly these terms.
Still, they are possible, especially because the Y2K bug exists on so many chips and could cause multiple simultaneous failures.
Since Y2K is truly an "information" problem, all information professionals should find Countdown Y2K- Business Survival Planning for the Year 2000 of special interest.
Among the newer Y2K warnings are the letters being sent by our properties' insurance carriers.
Fred Millar, director of environmental and public safety policy at the Center for Y2K and Society in Washington, D.
Health care executives should have identified their critical business/clinical operations and taken an Inventory of all date sensitive equipment and evaluated it for Y2K readiness.