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Wikipedia +‎ -ian (compare encyclopedist)


  • IPA(key): /wɪ.kɪˈpiː.dɪ.ən/
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Wikipedian (plural Wikipedians)

  1. (Wikimedia jargon) A person who contributes to Wikipedia, especially a regular contributor versed in the ways of the website.
    • 2001 September 20, Peter Meyers, “Fact-Driven? Collegial? This Site Wants You”, in The New York Times[1], →ISSN:
      That is because Wikipedians, as they call themselves, can not only contribute whatever they want but can also edit entries posted by other writers as they see fit.
    • 2006 April 22, The Economist:
      Britannica, somewhat representative of old media in general, instinctively regards Wikipedia as a threat, whereas Wikipedians are not the least bit tempted to reciprocate.
    • 2008, Jonathan Zittrain, The Future of the Internet—And How to Stop It, page 139:
      This change takes care of casual or heat-of-the-moment vandalism, but it does little to address a new category of Wikipedian somewhere between committed community member and momentarily vandalizing teenager, one that creates tougher problems.



Wikipedian (not comparable)

  1. Of or relating to Wikipedia.
    • 2006 April 19, “The Wikipedia FAQK”, in Wired News:
      Many scholars of Wikipedian theology theorize that if consensus is ever reached, Wikipedia will spontaneously disappear.
    • 2007 September 6, GALE ZOË GARNETT, “The language of the love of language”, in Globe and Mail:
      In these Googlial Wikipedian times, a vast collection of wordbooks may seem slow, unnecessary or both.
    • 2008 March 21, Pat Kane, “Here Comes Everybody, by Clay Shirky. We-Think, by Charles Leadbeater”, in Independent:
      If people stopped believing in the Wikipedian ideal, and used its tools for vandalism, "it's unlikely the whole enterprise would survive a week"

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  1. genitive singular of Wikipedia


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Wikipedian f

  1. definite nominative singular of Wikipedia