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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).]
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Y2K

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

Y2K

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

n abbr (=year 2000) → l'an m 2000
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