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wi·ki

 (wĭk′ē)
n. pl. wi·kis
A collaborative website whose content can be edited by anyone who has access to it.

[Originally an abbreviation of WikiWikiWeb, software developed by American computer programmer Howard G. Cunningham (born 1949) : Hawaiian wikiwiki, quick (akin to Tahitian viti, vitiviti, deft, from Proto-Eastern-Polynesian *witi) + web.]

wiki

(ˈwɪkɪ)
n
(Communications & Information)
a. a web application that allows anyone visiting a website to edit content on it
b. (as modifier): wiki technology.
[C20: from Hawaiian wiki-wiki quick, coined by Ward Cunningham (born 1949), US computer programmer who invented the concept]
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References in periodicals archive ?
Given the complexity of these requirements, which exceed those needed to undertake a basic edit, users who want to become a fully involved Wikipedian need to undergo a period of training and socialization, in which they learn where to find particular kinds of data and how to employ the system of categories to organize the content and editorial activities.
36 Libraries might also work with Wikipedia Visiting Scholars to sponsor a Wikipedian to use library materials to improve content of mutual interest (37) or offer an internship program that engages students in Wikipedia projects while they develop professional experience.
Other institutions which have had a Wikipedian in residence include the British Museum, the British Library, the National Library of Norway, the Palace of Versailles, the US' Smithsonian Institution and the Gerald Ford Presidential Library and Spain's Museu Picasso.
In the aftermath, the Wikipedian was unmasked, and the widespread practice of contributors telling fibs about themselves to others in the community came under scrutiny.
I happen to be the Wikipedian who contributed to the Messier article about the grave and how to find it, and it was very satisfying to know that such small efforts (in my case, very small) do make a difference.
192) The endless restatement of Wikipedian norms--often in the process of accusing others of violating them--testifies to just what a big job this is in a community the size of Wikipedia.
John Carter, a Catholic office worker Wikipedian from St.
Eventually, a Wikipedian at one of my talks decided to update and correct the entry in the Wikipedia article.
Jimmy Wales, now just a regular Wikipedian but still influential with editors and the Wikimedia Foundation, dismisses suggestions that the project will get worse.
The best way to get to know Wikipedia is to become a Wikipedian yourself.