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Example? Pretty much every paper I've decided to hand in.
by AnWa February 27, 2005
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A project to create the most accurate and complete free-content encyclopedia on the Internet. Written as a collaboration of users across the Internet. Basically, the UrbanDictionary.com version of an encyclopedia, without the witless comments.
An article on Wikipedia helped me write my Astronomy paper.
by Steven January 01, 2004
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A place filled with administrator/moderator troll nazis who do not understand that reverting inaccurate facts does not constitute edit warring, a poorly managed "encyclopedia" filled with trolls that are mostly moderators and administrators
Wikipedia used to be chill, until people became politically correct pansies
by trillzill420 May 17, 2016
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The place where you go when the word you're looking for is too sophisticated to be found on UrbanDictionary.
I found the definition for "Antidisestablishmentarianism" on Wikipedia.
by FinnishPunk July 11, 2004
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The only encyclopedia with more information on Sonic the Hedgehog than William Shakespeare.
by radium February 27, 2007
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The world's largest forum for anonymous arguments. Argue with everyone in the world on any topic imaginable. You may be Stephen Hawking, so-called "expert", but you need to reconcile your views on black holes with Bob from Idaho who thinks they are portals to Narnia and find some neutral point of view that you can both agree on.
I wanted to find a place to argue about Bruce Jenner's Wheaties boxes and found Wikipedia.
by Cunningest Linguist May 07, 2006
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The Wiki software genre as applied to a public encyclopedia.

It is very popular due to its ability to its loose licensing policies, which allow it to be included in commercial Web sites (such as Answers.com), as well as the general bias most of the Internet has in favor of open-source software.
Due to these financially-driven reasons, it is is always within the first results of a search query.

If you are going to read any Wikipedia article, it is important to first read the "Talk" page, as registered Wikipedia users are notorious for their elitism and incompetence. Wikipedia is run similar to a pure democracy, where any viewpoint with support over 50% has the final say.
Both of these reasons lead to inaccuracies and subjective deletion policies, including musical genres any Web search can prove legitimate and unique Web sites featured in the mainstream press. Vandalism is often found on Wikipedia, which can contribute the motives and viewpoints behind the deletion activities.

Wikipedia also invents words and phrases (such as "fancruft") and instructs registered users not to use them outside of Wikipedia's editing process.

Supporters point to studies claiming that Wikipedia is more credible than major encyclopedias, while opponents point to major negative news events, occurrences of censorship and alleged political/religious biases, and founder Jimbo Wales' beliefs in Ayn Rand's Objectivism as applied to his personal life.
Wikipedia is a very popular result with search engines. It is a real shame that readers don't investigate the behind-the-scenes activities, of which they may or may not approve...
by RedBlade March 18, 2009
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