(acronym for what you see is what you get) In computing, a program that attempts to display on the screen a faithful representation of the final printed output. For example, a WYSIWYG word processor would show actual page layout—line widths, page breaks, and the sizes and styles of type.
Acronym for What You See Is What You Get, pronounced “wizzywig.” Allowing a user to view a document as it will appear in the final product, and to directly edit the text, graphics, or other elements within that view. A WYSIWYG language is often easier to use than a markup language, which provides no immediate visual feedback regarding the changes being made. Compare markup language.