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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 encyclopedias 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 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 previewThe Internet - Illustrated (2009)

by Gary Schneider, Jessica Evans, Katherine 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 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 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 previewEncyclopedia of New Year's Holidays Worldwide (2014)

by William D. Crump

” From Wikipedia. Web Site: http:// Ali, Sharifah Enayat.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Media and Communication (2013)

by Marcel Danesi

Wikipedia (a blend of wiki and encyclopedia) is arguably the most popular of all the wikis. It is a free multilingual online encyclopedia that was launched on 15 January 2002 by Larry Sanger and Ben Kovitz. At first, they wanted to create an ...

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 ...

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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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