millennium bug

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millennium bug

n
(Computer Science) computing any software problem arising from the change in date at the start of the 21st century

millen′nium bug`



n.
Informal. a bug that can cause computers or software to misinterpret the first two digits of the year 2000 as 19, due to the coding of dates using only the last two digits of the year.
[1990–95]
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However, millennium bugs are biting hard in various European venues.
of unchecked millennium bugs hidden in everything from cars and appliances to laptops and mainframes will be unleashed across the land and around the globe.
When it came to effects on his core business, Mr Stewart Laing was more concerned about bookworms than Millennium Bugs.