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Definition of garbage in, garbage out

garbage in, garbage out

  • Phrase used to indicate that the value of the output is a direct result of the value of the input. (Used almost exclusively in instances in which the output was undesirable or useless.) Origin: the Information Technology industry.
    Person A: I got an F on my Research paper.

    Person B: Well, you used poor sources. Garbage in, garbage out.

    Last edited on May 14 2011. Submitted by Anonymous on Sep 30 2003.

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Other terms relating to 'garbage':

Definitions include: A males genitals, his penis and testicles. I first heard this on the show jackass.

Other terms relating to 'in':

Definitions include: something you have now is worth more than two things you have just a chance of getting.
Definitions include: a secret advantage.
Definitions include: involving everyone or everything.
Definitions include: doing something emphatically.
Definitions include: no chance.
Definitions include: something easy.
Definitions include: at some time before the present.
Definitions include: having resumed an activity that one had previously stopped performing.
Definitions include: included.
Definitions include: clitoris.
Definitions include: to intrude.
Definitions include: See barge in.
Definitions include: visible mucus in one's nostrils.
Definitions include: acronym for "be back in a bit", i.e. "I will return in a short amount of time."
Definitions include: never.

Other terms relating to 'out':

Definitions include: the feeling when you defecate huge and your anus is stretched.
Definitions include: fatigued after amphetamine use.
Definitions include: very; really; extremely.
Definitions include: to ask a person on a date.
Definitions include: in an irreparably bad situation; "out of luck"; "screwed".
Definitions include: to defecate; "poop".
Definitions include: to get someone out of jail by posting bail.
Definitions include: to tell on someone; "snitch".
Definitions include: a session of getting baked (i.e. high from marijuana.)
Definitions include: to leave.
Definitions include: also balls to the wall.
Definitions include: to hit or cause bodily injury.
Definitions include: to study to excess or to be over-competitive in school-work.
Definitions include: to beat severely.
Definitions include: to beat severely.

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