Template:non-gloss definition

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The following documentation is located at Template:non-gloss definition/documentation. [edit]


Use this template to apply the correct styling, based on each user’s monobook.css file, to a definition that is not a gloss, given as the first and only parameter.

# {{non-gloss definition|Connects a noun derived from a verb with the object of that verb.}}
  1. Connects a noun derived from a verb with the object of that verb.

Most definitions in the English Wiktionary are worded as glosses. That is, the words in the definition function as the same part of speech and semantics as the defined headword. For example, the first definition of word is a noun phrase (“A distinct unit of language...”) and the first definition of the verb talk is a verb phrase (“To communicate to someone else...”).

Some terms are difficult or impossible to define with a gloss. For example, one of the definitions of of is given as “Connects a noun derived from a verb with the object of that verb.” That definition is not a gloss, because the words in the definition cannot be used as a substitute for “of”.

Most dictionaries use a different style for these rare definitions that are not glosses, e.g. by placing the non-gloss definition in parentheses or by italicizing it. This template allows readers to control the format for such definitions.