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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 previewCritical Library Instruction (2010)

Theories and Methods by Maria Accardi, Emily Drabinski, Alana Kumbier

Wikipedia is a resource that allows its readers an opportunity to...

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

An Interdisciplinary Perspective 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 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 previewTrust Management III (2009)

Third IFIP WG 11.11 International Conference, IFIPTM 2009, West Lafayette, IN, USA, June 15-19, 2009, Proceedings by Elena Ferrari, Ninghui Li, Elisa Bertino, Yücel Karabulut

Storing the recommendations inside the existing Wikipedia means that implementation of the WRS required no modifications to the MediaWiki software and it requires no additionalmaintenance or operation procedures on the Wikipedia ...

Google previewCritical Thinking (2011)

An Introduction by Alec Fisher

By 'original research' Wikipedia means material which has not already been published by reliable sources. So it gives the following guidance on how to write a Wikipedia article: The best practice is to write articles by researching the most ...

Google previewThe Culture of Connectivity (2013)

A Critical History of Social Media by José van Dijck

Wikipedia simply does not accept new or unpublished research or original thought; again, reliability on Wikipedia means citing proven, published sources. Third, articles have to be written ...

Google previewHandbook of Service Science (2010)

by Paul P. Maglio, Cheryl A. Kieliszewski, James C. Spohrer

Wikipedia is a collaborative encyclopedia where “There are more ...

Google previewiPad All-in-One For Dummies (2011)

by Nancy C. Muir

Wikipedia is an encyclopedia that is comprised of information supplied by its users, and there are hundreds of thousands of contributors around the world! It's far more often than not accurate info, though that's certainly not always the case.

Google previewMaking Embedded Systems (2011)

Design Patterns for Great Software by Elecia White

Wikipedia is a great place to start. There is also a page covering different implementation techniques, including those described here. struct sVar { int16_t mean; int32_t M2; uint16_t numSamples; };. Use an Existing Algorithm | 253.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Media and Communication (2013)

by Marcel Danesi

Wikipedia (a blend of wiki and encyclopedia) is arguably ...

Google previewLanguage Production, Cognition, and the Lexicon

by Núria Gala, Reinhard Rapp and Gemma Bel-Enguix

So, when a player proposes a clue, the system will not need to scan the corresponding Wikipedia page. Wikipedia contains much more information than the JDM network; Figs. 11 and 12 clearly show this difference on an example: while the ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Portal Technologies and Applications (2007)

by Arthur Tatnall

html Wikipedia. (2005a). Portlet. Wikipedia. RetrievedNovember 11 ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Virtual Communities and Technologies (2006)

by Subhasish Dasgupta

com Wikipedia. (n.d.). Retrieved December 20, 2004, ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of Alternatives (2007)

Utopianism and Organization by Martin Parker, Valerie Fournier, Patrick Reedy

WIKIPEDIA One of the most successful examples of internet-based organization, this 'free encyclopedia anyone can edit' has (at the time of writing) over 5 million articles in 200 languages. The English language edition has over ...

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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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