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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 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 previewProceedings of the 8th European Conference on e-Learning

by Academic Conferences

Wikipedia is a popular, multi-lingual, web-based, free-content encyclopaedia and is the most well-known of wikis, collaborative websites that can be directly edited by anyone with access to them. Many teachers and students have experience ...

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 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 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 previewChange at Hand (2009)

Web 2.0 for Development by Holly Ashley 18 Wikipedia is a free online encyclopaedia that anyone can edit. It is a multilingual, web-based, free-content encyclopaedia project. The name 'Wikipedia' is a combination of the words wiki (a type of ...

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 previewLanguage Production, Cognition, and the Lexicon (2014)

by Núria Gala, Reinhard Rapp, 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 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 previewThe One Percenter Encyclopedia (2011)

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

WIKIPEDIA. SUMMARIES. Books Group. Gangs in Detroit, Michigan: Black Mafia Family, Chaldean mafia, Los Zetas, Outlaws Motorcycle Club, Mara Salvatrucha, Crip. Books LLC, 2010. Books LLC. LLC Books. Fictional Gangs: Sons of ...

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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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