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Definition of the noun Wikipedia

What does Wikipedia mean as a name of something?


  1. [figuratively] A source of abundant encyclopedic knowledge.

proper noun

  1. [trademark] An open-content online encyclopedia, collaboratively developed over the World Wide Web.
  2. [Wiktionary and WMF jargon] A version of this encyclopedia in a particular language.
  3. A heterogeneity which encompasses this encyclopedia in its many language versions, the community that develops it and the process of its development.

Definition of the verb Wikipedia

What does Wikipedia mean as a doing word?


  1. To consult Wikipedia for information.
  2. Used intransitively.
  3. Used with an object denoting the information sought or obtained.
  4. Used with an object denoting the specific article consulted.


  1. Wikipedia is an uri template.
  2. Wikipedia: Generally pronounced /ˌwɪkɪˈpiːdɪə/. Common variants include /ˌwɪkiˈpiːdiə/, ˌwɪkɨˈpiːdiə, /ˌwiːkiˈpiːdiə/, and /ˌwiːkiˈpeɪdiə/.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Wikipedia

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Google previewGet There Early (2007)

Sensing the Future to Compete in the Present by Bob Johansen, Robert Johansen

Wikipedia is an open-source encyclopedia that has grown to be what Jimmy Wales calls a “community of thoughtful users,” who...

For Wikipedians, Wikipedia is a space where they are empowered to contribute and engage as a volunteers ... Managing networked communities like Wikipedia means dealing with dilemmas.

Google previewHistorical Bibliography as an Essential Source for Historiography (2015)

by Kristina Rexová, Bernadette Cunningham, Václava Hor?ákova, V?ra Hanelová

Wikipedia is a worldwide phenomenon of a universal encyclopedia being created by volunteers, where the contents of single items do not aim at research findings.

Google previewInside the New University: Prerequisites for a Contemporary Knowledge Production (2013)

by Kristina Johansson, Göran Lassbo , Eddy Nehls

For the same reasons Wikipedia is a poor source, when regarded as a reference. But Wikipedia is an excellent tool in everyday life, both for students and for teachers. Wikipedia was created and is continuously developing through volunteer ...

Google previewThe Semantic Web (2008)

3rd Asian Semantic Web Conference, ASWC 2008, Bangkok, Thailand, December 8-11, 2008. Proceedings by John Domingue, Chutiporn Anutariya

Wikipedia is a free encyclopedia written by a collaborative effort of a large number of volunteer contributors. It is a multilingual resource and growing exponentially so that it has become the largest organized knowledge repository on the Web ...

Google previewThe Social Net (2013)

Understanding our online behavior by Yair Amichai-Hamburger

For example, Wikipedia is an online encyclopedia in which individuals are responsible for entering and maintaining the content. As an open forum, anyone on the Internet has the ability to change, add, or delete information on a Wikipedia ...

Google previewAccidental Encyclopedia (2015)

by Andy Grogan

Wikipedia is a collaboratively edited, multilingual, free-access, free content Internet encyclopedia that is supported and hosted by the non-profit Wikimedia...

Google previewNew Forms of Collaborative Innovation and Production on the Internet (2011)

by Volker Wittke, Heidemarie Hanekop

Wikipedia is a web-based encyclopedia, written and edited collaboratively by Internet users. Wikipedia has an extremely open editorial policy that allows anybody to create or modify articles. This has promoted a broad and detailed coverage ...

Google previewReading Marx in the Information Age (2015)

A Media and Communication Studies Perspective on Capital by Christian Fuchs

Wikipedia is an asynchronous over-distance CSCW system. Wikipedia work is spatially and temporally disembedded: Contributors do not have to work in the same physical space because Wikipedia is an online space; this enables ...

Google previewMultidisciplinary Studies in Knowledge and Systems Science (2013)

by Guangfei Yang

WIKIPEDIA. Wikipedia is a free encyclopedia that contains a huge collection of articles covering almost every aspect of world knowledge. Each wiki page refers to a concept, and each concept is related to other concepts semantically.

Google previewReimagining Reference in the 21st Century (2014)

by David A. Tyckoson, John G. Dove

No original research: Wikipedia is a tertiary source; it is not a forum for publishing original discoveries or research. Original work...

Google previewThe Internet - Illustrated (2009)

by Gary Schneider, Jessica Evans, Katherine T. Pinard

Wikipedia is a user-generated site, so you decide to research that site, and user- generated sites in general, before you use them as primary sources in your work. Consider the following if you use user-generated sites to gather information: ...

Google previewFood and Nutrition (2011)

Food and health systems in Australia and New Zealand by Mark L Wahlqvist

Wikipedia is a free online encyclopedia ('wiki' is a Hawaiian word for quick) that covers just about any topic you can think...

Google previewThe One Percenter Encyclopedia (2011)

The World of Outlaw Motorcycle Clubs from Abyss Ghosts to Zombies Elite by Bill Hayes

The Wikipedia summaries are kind of a separate world unto themselves— certainly they are more reference material than compelling reading with brilliantly stimulating writing, but they are valuable. What they do is to excerpt material available ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of African American Television (2014)

by Kathleen Fearn-Banks, Anne Burford-Johnson

Wikipedia (Wikipedia .com) is growing in numbers of entries ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of American Journalism (2007)

by Stephen L. Vaughn

“Vanity Fairmagazine,” Wikipedia, http:// Vanity_Fair_magazine (accessed April 16, 2007).

Google previewThe Concise Encyclopedia of Communication (2015)

by Wolfgang Donsbach

Wikipedia and the search results of Google or Yahoo have it all anyway – and they draw from different sources, thus operating in a more pluralistic way. Indeed, Wikipedia and search engines are exciting steps forward in the documentation ...

Google previewD-Day Encyclopedia (2014)

Everything You Want to Know About the Normandy Invasion by Barrett Tillman

Field Marshal Erwin Rommel: Wikipedia.

Google previewThe Black Sea Encyclopedia (2014)

by Sergei R. Grinevetsky, Igor S. Zonn, Sergei S. Zhiltsov, Aleksey N. Kosarev, Andrey G. Kostianoy

org/wikipedia/commons/f/fa/Danubemap.jpg) It was ...

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We talked about the Internet and Wikipedia and how facts and history are being collectively created online. (Joichi Ito)
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Scrabble value of W4I1K5I1P3E1D2I1A1

The value of this 9-letter word is 19 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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