Template:R:Dictionary.com

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R:Dictionary.com” in Dictionary.com Unabridged: Dictionary.com, LLC, 1995–.


Usage[edit]

This template may be used in "References" and "Further reading" sections, and on talk pages, to cite the Dictionary.com website.

Parameters[edit]

  • |1= (first unnamed parameter) or |entry= – the entry on Dictionary.com. If this is not specified, the name of the Wiktionary entry is used.
  • |2= (second unnamed parameter) or |url= – the template can usually automatically create a link to Dictionary.com. However, if the entry contains a character other than a letter of the alphabet or a hyphen, for the hyperlink to work it is necessary to use this parameter to manually specify the URL of the Dictionary.com webpage or the portion of the URL after “.../browse/” (see the example below).
  • |3= (third unnamed parameter) or |accessdate= – the date when Dictionary.com was accessed.
  • |source= – the source used by Dictionary.com:
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  • |4= (fourth unnamed parameter) or |passage= – a passage quoted from the webpage.
  • |nodot= – by default, the template adds a full stop (period) at the end of the citation. To suppress this punctuation, use |nodot=1 or |nodot=yes.

Examples[edit]

Unless otherwise specified, the following examples assume that the template is being used on the Wiktionary entry page “example”.

  • Wikitext: {{R:Dictionary.com}} or {{R:Dictionary.com|example}}
  • Result: “example” in Dictionary.com Unabridged: Dictionary.com, LLC, 1995–.
  • Wikitext: {{R:Dictionary.com|accessdate=1 January 2017}} or {{R:Dictionary.com|example|accessdate=1 January 2017}}
  • Result: “example” in Dictionary.com Unabridged: Dictionary.com, LLC, 1995–, retrieved 1 January 2017.
  • Wikitext: {{R:Dictionary.com|entry=that dog won't hunt|url=that-dog-won-t-hunt|source=Slang|passage=1930s+ Southern; the folk saying is certainly older}} or {{R:Dictionary.com|entry=that dog won't hunt|url=http://www.dictionary.com/browse/that-dog-won-t-hunt|source=Slang|passage=1930s+ Southern; the folk saying is certainly older}}
  • Result: “that dog won't hunt” in Barbara Ann Kipfer and Robert L[undquist] Chapman, editors, Dictionary of American Slang, 4th edition, New York, N.Y.: Collins, 2007, ISBN 978-0-06-117646-3; reproduced on Dictionary.com Unabridged: Dictionary.com, LLC, 1995–: “1930s+ Southern; the folk saying is certainly older”.