Wiktionary:Votes/pl-2009-12/Definition layout

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Definition layout[edit]

  • Voting on modifying Wiktionary:Entry layout explained#Definitions, which currently reads as follows:

    The definitions are the most fundamental piece of dictionary information but do not have their own header. They are simply added in one big block, line after line, each beginning with a number sign (#). Each definition may be treated as a sentence: beginning with a capital letter and ending with a full stop. The key terms of a definition should be wikified.

    to read instead as follows:

    The definitions (or translations; see above) are the most fundamental piece of dictionary information, but do not have their own header. They are simply added in one big block, one per line, in the section headed by the part of speech or other descriptor (see above). Each definition is introduced in the wikitext with a number sign (#), so that together they form an ordered list. Each definition may be treated as a sentence: beginning with a capital letter and ending with a full stop. The key terms of a definition should be wikified.

    Definitions define whole lexemes (abstract words), not individual forms (inflections). Therefore, the definition given in a lexeme's main entry is not worded to reflect to the specific form that is used as lemma (dictionary form); for example, the Latin verb nascōr should be translated in part as “be born” or “to be born”, even though that specific form means “I am born”. Further, definitions of nouns may begin with a determiner, such as “a” or “any”, and those of verbs may begin with the infinitive-marking particle “to”, even when this is not implicit in the headword; for example, one definition of the English verb be might be “to exist”, even though in running text it is “to be” that can mean “to exist”.

    And modifying Wiktionary:Entry layout explained#Variations_for_languages_other_than_English, which currently reads as follows:

    Entries for terms in other languages should follow the standard format as closely as possible regardless of the language of the word. However, a translation into English should normally be given instead of a definition, including a gloss to indicate which meaning of the English translation is intended. Also, the translations section should be omitted. Some languages do have characteristics that require variation from the standard format. For links to these variations see Wiktionary:Language considerations.

    to read instead as follows:

    Entries for terms in other languages should follow the standard format as closely as possible regardless of the language of the word. However, a translation into English should normally be given instead of a definition, including a gloss to indicate which meaning of the English translation is intended. For a lexeme's main entry, the translation given should be inflection-free, as described above in the "Definitions" section.

    Some languages do have characteristics that require variation from the standard format. For links to these variations see Wiktionary:Language considerations.

    In all non-English entries, the translations section should be omitted.

    (The green, of course, is just to make it obvious what's changing; the color won't actually be copied to ELE.)

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