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English

 Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia en
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The logo of Wikipedia

Alternative forms

Etymology

Template:Blend, coined by Larry Sanger.

Pronunciation

Proper noun

Template:En-proper noun

  1. A free-content online encyclopedia founded in 2001, collaboratively developed over the World Wide Web in a number of languages.
    • 2011, The Guardian, January 12.
      Civility – translated as savoir-vivre in the French version – is one of the five "pillars" of Wikipedia.
  2. The community that develops the Wikipedia encyclopedia.
    • 2011, The New York Times, May 23.
      In August 2009, Wikipedia announced that it planned a move that many saw as a step away from its freewheeling ethos of anyone can edit.
    • 2012, Reuters, January 19.
      Wikipedia mounted a 24-hour protest starting at midnight by converting their English page to a shadowy black background and warning readers that "the U.S. Congress is considering legislation that could fatally damage the free and open Internet."
  3. (Articlesneologism) A main-belt asteroid (No. 274301).

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Noun

Wikipedia (plural [[Wikipedias#|Wikipedias]])
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The label of a DVD version of the German Wikipedia
  1. A version of the encyclopedia Wikipedia (a free-content online encyclopedia) in a particular language.
    Template:Usex
    • 2005, Financial Times, December 14.
      Work in the open-source software community or contribute to wikipedias on your favourite subjects.
  2. A wiki or similar collaborative database.
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  3. (Articlesfiguratively) A source of abundant encyclopedic knowledge.
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Verb

Wikipedia (third-person singular simple present [[Wikipedias#|Wikipedias]], present participle [[Wikipediaing#|Wikipediaing]], simple past and past participle [[Wikipediaed#|Wikipediaed]])
  1. To consult Wikipedia for information.
    1. Used intransitively.
    2. Used with an object denoting the information sought or obtained.
      • 2006 November 17, Rachel Maddow, on Paula Zahn Now:[1][2]
        I mean, it's true, if Katie Holmes had not become engaged to Tom Cruise, we'd all still be Wikipeidaing her, looking her up, trying to figure out exactly why do I know her, what was she in, is she famous?
      • 2009, Roger Ebert, Roger Ebert's Movie Yearbook 2010,[3][4] Andrews McMeel Publishing, ISBN 978-0-7407-8536-8, page 363:
        He made me curious enough that I Wikipediaed Bob Satterfield and found out, yes, he was a real fighter, nicknamed the Bombadier, and was KO'd by the Raging Bull himself in a 1946 fight in Wrigley Field.
      • 2010 April 7, "Jeff K.", "Like a Drunk One Legged Pirate Stores His Rum, The aTable Stores Your Cords" (blog post), in CraziestGadgets.com:
        That’s a true fact, you can Wikipedia that shizz.
      • 2010, Rachel Cohn, Very Lefreak, Random House, ISBN 9780375895524, chapter 3:
        .{{#invoke:String|rep| .|2}} her mother was "homeschooling" her via the Internet (basically, Wikipediaing the Important Facts from the History of the World, and ordering appropriate-level math textbooks from Amazon) .{{#invoke:String|rep| .|2}}
    3. Used with an object denoting the specific article consulted.
      I wikipediaed the article on science and learned about the scientific method.

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Danish

 Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia da

Etymology

Template:Borrowing.

Proper noun

Wikipedia

  1. [[Wikipedia#|Wikipedia]].

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Dutch

 Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia nl

Etymology

Template:Borrowing [[Wikipedia#|Wikipedia]].

Pronunciation

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Template:Nl-proper noun

  1. Wikipedia

German

Etymology

Template:Borrowing.

Pronunciation

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Template:De-proper noun

  1. (ArticlesWiktionary and WMF jargon) Wikipedia

Limburgish

Etymology

Template:Borrowing.

Pronunciation

  • [wi˧ɡəˈpeːədia]

Proper noun

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  1. Wikipedia

Spanish

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Proper noun

Template:Es-proper noun

  1. Wikipedia

Swedish

Proper noun

Wikipedia

  1. Wikipedia

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