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A wikitangent is when you goes to the website Wikipedia to learn more about a certain topic, but end up getting sidetracked by various links to other articles.
"I went on a wikitangent from Helen Keller to Standard Oil to anti-trust laws by state to the Roman Empire to Pervez Musharaf... I'm so ADD."
by Jack324 December 20, 2007
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A distracting tangential experience one commonly has while performing research on a particular subject through wikipedia.
"I was working on my paper when I got lost on a wikitangent. I was off topic for hours before I refocused on the task at hand."

"I went on so many wikitangents, I had a wikerection all night."
by Freethinker25a November 23, 2008
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