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Meaning of Y2K in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD Y2K

Y(Ear) + 2 + k (thousand).
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PRONUNCIATION OF Y2K

Y2K play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF Y2K

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Y2K is a noun.
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WHAT DOES Y2K MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Y2K

Year 2000 problem

The Year 2000 problem was a problem for both digital and non-digital documentation and data storage situations which resulted from the practice of abbreviating a four-digit year to two digits. In 1997, The British Standards Institute developed a standard, DISC PD2000-1, which defines "Year 2000 Conformity requirements" as four rules: ▪ No valid date will cause any interruption in operations. ▪ Calculation of durations between, or the sequence of, pairs of dates will be correct whether any dates are in different centuries. ▪ In all interfaces and in all storage, the century must be unambiguous, either specified, or calculable by algorithm ▪ Year 2000 must be recognized as a leap year It identifies two problems that may exist in many computer programs. Firstly, the practice of representing the year with two digits becomes problematic with logical error arising upon "rollover" from x99 to x00. This has caused some date-related processing to operate incorrectly for dates and times on and after 1 January 2000, and on other critical dates which were billed "event horizons". Without corrective action, long-working systems would break down when the "... 97, 98, 99, 00.

definitionDefinition of Y2K in the English dictionary

The definition of Y2K in the dictionary is another name for the year 2000 ad.

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ENGLISH WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE Y2K

Y2K
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Synonyms and antonyms of Y2K in the English dictionary of synonyms

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WORDS RELATING TO «Y2K»

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Find out the translation of Y2K to 20 languages with our English multilingual translator.
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千年虫
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Y2K
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Y2K
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Y2K
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Y2K
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Y2K
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西暦2000年
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Y2K
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Y2K
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Y2K
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Y2K
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Y2K
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Y2K
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Y2K
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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «Y2K»

The term «Y2K» is quite widely used and occupies the 48.207 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about Y2K

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «Y2K»

Discover the use of Y2K in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to Y2K and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Y2K: the day the world shut down
Business executive Bob Priam's Y2K consulting firm is making more money than he ever dreamed of, and in an effort to protect his family from the coming disaster, he moves to a remote country farmhouse, but that is when his real troubles ...
autorMichael S. Hyatt, George Grant, 1998
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Y2K: The Millennium Bug a Balanced Christian Response for Youth
Two Christian youth groups learn about the possible effects of a global computer breakdown that may occur in the year 2000 and how teenagers can help their church and community survive the crisis.
autorShaunti Christine Feldhahn, 1999
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After the Y2K Fireworks: Business and Technology Strategies
1. A. Testing. Strategies. for. Y2K. Processes. / will tell you the golden rule of testing — one who has the gold (the business sponsor) makes the rule. John Phippen, during a 10-day SQA and Testing Course1 Abstract The activity of testing ...
autorBhuvan Unhelkar, 1999
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The Y2K Personal Survival Guide: Everything You Need to Know ...
Speculates on the kinds of problems that could be caused by the year 2000 computer problem, and provides checklists and contingency plans for weathering the crisis.
autorMichael S. Hyatt, 1999
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Y2K and FDA: Preparing for the New Millennium
alleviate any potential risks associated with Y2K problems, the agency provided specific recommendations to manufacturers regarding the steps necessary to identify and address Y2K issues, and requested they put back-up plans in place to ...
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Deadline Y2K: A Novel
In the midst of an ever-widening global computer breakdown, Michael "Doc" Downs and his cyberspace friends seem to be the only ones able to stop the disaster and defeat the schemes of Donald Copeland, a capitalist exploiting the malfunction ...
autorMark Joseph, 1999
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Quantum Chaos Y2K: Proceedings of Nobel Symposium 116, ...
Proceedings of Nobel Symposium 116, Bäckaskog Castle, Sweden, June 13-17, 2000. iff. 4. Attempt to illustrate the relations between QCD. our non-linear a models and chRMT. 10. Efetov. K. B., Adv. Phys. 32. 53 (1983). 11. SQCD = SYM - ...
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Y2k
Jason typed in Y2K. A password screen appeared. PLEASE ENTER USER NAME AND PASSWORD. Jason typed his name into the user window. He hit the tab key and the cursor jumped to the password window. Jason typed in DiMaggio .
autorVictor Porcelli
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Hispanic Engineer & IT
EDS first started working on the Y2K problem in the 1970s, says Meister, "when some of our customers in the mortgage industry were projecting out 30-year- mortgages and started getting bad data. We have been assisting our customers in ...
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Surviving Y2K: Staying on Top in a World Turned Upside Down
SURVIVING Y2K territory and who really killed that deer. So, having resolved to stay put, your first priority is to protect what you have; to keep your home and family safe from the kind of "survivalists" found in big cities: looters, gangs, and other ...
autorBrian W. Fairbanks, 2005
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10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «Y2K»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term Y2K is used in the context of the following news items.
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Market watch with Chuck Jaffe: Greece crisis feels like Y2K all over …
Market crises don't have clever names in advance; they don't happen on a schedule. That doesn't mean investors shouldn't be nervous about recent and current ... «Tulsa World, Jul 15»
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Why June 30 is one second longer
"Having these leap seconds every so often is like having a mini Y2K every couple years," Stamatakos said. In advance, many people working with computer ... «USA TODAY, Jun 15»
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Markets bracing for second coming of Y2K as leap second fever …
Australian financial markets officials have been quietly working to mitigate any unintended consequences from what many are dubbing the next Y2K bug — a ... «The Australian, May 15»
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Y2k for the Linux world is the year 2038
The year 2038 will be for Linux, much like the old Y2k “Millennium Bug” back in 2000, where-by computers could not count past the year 1999 as years were ... «KitGuru, Feb 15»
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Y2K Footage Shows Off A Street Area From The RPG
Ackk Studios have shown off brief clip of in-game footage from Y2K, their upcoming RPG, which is in part inspired by the Mother series among other games. «Siliconera, Jan 15»
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15 years ago: Americans look to the Amish amid Y2K fear
Has it already been 15 years since the new millennial dawned? Remember the fears of how computers would come to a grinding halt when the dial turned to ... «CBS News, Jan 15»
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After the New Year, hysteria over the Y2K bug proves to be overblown
The Y2K-bug fears that gripped much of the world and prompted billions of dollars in fixes for a simple yet near-universal computer flaw evaporated as the ... «New York Daily News, Dec 14»
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Watch: Leonard Nimoy Protects You From Y2K In Vintage 1-Hour …
That's right, we're talking about the Y2K bug. Crazy fears of calamity were raised, gun sales soared, grocery stores were cleaned out, and one brave man stood ... «Indie Wire, Dec 14»
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If it goes unchecked, 2038 could cause widespread computer failure …
FOR those of us who were old enough, we all remember the hysteria over the Y2K bug at the turn of the century. While the fallout wasn't as bad as certain media ... «NEWS.com.au, Dec 14»
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Is the Year 2038 problem the new Y2K bug?
In fact, it is claimed, Y2038 is so bad it could be worse than Y2k. Well that's absolutely true. Just like Y2K, if left unchecked, Y2038 could cause major issues for ... «The Guardian, Dec 14»
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