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Proper noun[edit]


  1. Alternative letter-case form of Wiktionary.
    • 2007, Martin Parker, Valerie Fournier, Patrick Reedy, The Dictionary of Alternatives: Utopianism and Organization[1], page 313:
      It has also spawned a wiktionary, wikiquotes, wikinews, wikibooks and the wikimedia information commons
    • 2015, Werner Krauß, “Heritage and Climate Change: A Fatal Affair”, in David C. Harvey, Jim Perry, editors, The Future of Heritage as Climates Change: Loss, Adaptation and Creativity (Key Issues in Cultural Heritage), Abingdon, Oxon., New York, N.Y.: Routledge, →ISBN, page 54:
      In a letter, Otto Maier called this drawing a "Galimathias"; according to a "wiktionary entry," this is a Greek word that passed from French students to German citizens and signifies something like "nonsense".


wiktionary (plural wiktionaries)

  1. Any online lexicon resembling Wiktionary.
    • 2011, Zygmunt Vetulani, Human Language Technology. Challenges for Computer Science[2]:
      However, with the increase in free resources like wiktionaries, or the increase in the number of translated materials available on the Internet
    • 2011, Nikolas Coupland, The Handbook of Language and Globalization[3]:
      PanLex draws on various lexical resources, including dictionaries, wiktionaries, glossaries, lexicons, word lists, terminologies, thesauri, wordnets, ontologies, vocabulary databases, namedentity resources, and standards
    • 2013, Lars Borin, Anju Saxena, Approaches to Measuring Linguistic Differences[4], page 297:
      This lower bound is logically determined – a wiktionary with fewer entries could never provide a full IDS list – and not meant to be realistic. We do not know how big a wiktionary has to be in order to provide, say, 75% of an IDS list, but it is likely that several thousands of entries are required for this.
  2. Any of the free dictionaries produced by a collaborative project run by the Wikimedia Foundation.
    • 2013, Anaïd Donabédian, Victoria Khurshudian, Max Silberztein, Formalising Natural Languages with NooJ[5], page 18:
      In fact the English Wiktionary edition contains entries for more than 400 languages, so that out of this source, more language specific wiktionaries could be created than there are actually officially listed.