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wiki +‎ link


  • IPA(key): /ˌwɪkɪˈlɪŋk/
  • Rhymes: -ɪŋk
  • Hyphenation: wi‧ki‧link


wikilink (plural wikilinks)

  1. (Wiktionary and WMF jargon) A hyperlink from one wiki entry to another.
    • 2008, John Broughton, Wikipedia: the missing manual, page 75:
      Go through the article and create internal links (wikilinks) that point to other articles (this is part of what is called wikification).
    • 2008, Phoebe Ayers, Charles Matthews, Ben Yates, How Wikipedia works: and how you can be a part of it, page 151:
      Adding too many wikilinks (overlinking) is usually caused by novice over-enthusiasm
    • 2009, Charley Rowe, Eva Lia Wyss, Language and new media: linguistic, cultural, and technological evolutions, page 342:
      Veterans avoid the excessive use of wiki-compounding as it is considered "unencyclopedic" and cliche. However, it is tolerated when it refers to technical terms (eg, wikilinks), when it is an existing subject