Template:WOTD

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Word of the day for May 23
defenestration n
  1. The act of throwing something or someone out of a window.
  2. (Britain) The high-profile removal of a person from an organization.
  3. (computing, neologism, humorous) The act of removing the Microsoft Windows operating system from a computer in order to install an alternative one.
PointingHand.svg The Second Defenestration of Prague took place on this day in 1618. Three Roman Catholic regents of Ferdinand II, the Holy Roman Emperor, were thrown out of a third-floor window by Protestant subjects who accused them of suppressing their rights. The regents survived the fall, but the incident precipitated the Thirty Years’ War.

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Usage

This template is used for creating the Word of the Day that appears on the Wiktionary Main Page, and for archiving such WOTDs at pages in the format "Wiktionary:Word of the day/Archive/[year]/[month]".

Example:

{{WOTD|[word]|[part of speech]|[Brief definition.]|[month]|[day]|comment=|audio=[name of sound file]}}
Parameter Remarks
1st parameter mandatory: The Word of the Day, which should be one of the lemmas (main entries) in Wiktionary.
2nd parameter mandatory: The part of speech of the word. It is suggested that you use the following abbreviations:
adj adjective n noun
adv adverb phrase phrase
interj interjection v verb
3rd parameter mandatory: The definition of the word. If the word has numerous definitions, choose some of them to highlight. You may wish to use the template "{{...}}" to indicate omissions. The number "1." will be automatically inserted before the first definition, but you will need to add "#" before second and subsequent definitions. Do not include any quotations.
4th and 5th parameters mandatory: The 4th parameter should be the month spelled out (e.g., "January"), and the 5th parameter should be the day of the month indicated as a number with no leading zero (e.g., "1").
6th parameter
or
comment
A comment about the word; for example, the reason why the word was selected to be featured on a particular date.
audio The name of an audio file indicating how the word is pronounced. If this parameter is not stated, the template will try to default to "En-us-{{{1}}}.ogg" first and "En-uk-{{{1}}}.ogg" next. If these files do not exist, then no link to an audio file will be displayed.