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Wikipedian Syllabification: Wi·ki·pe·di·an
Pronunciation: /wikəˈpēdēən/

Definition of Wikipedian in English:


A person who contributes to the collaboratively written online encyclopedia Wikipedia, especially on a regular basis: to committed Wikipedians, the site is the embodiment of an ideology of free information for all
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  • The hundreds of "Wikipedians" who have contributed obviously believe it will become an unmatched resource.
  • Wikipedians, as they call themselves, have removed or restricted information in the past.
  • The Wikipedians, as they like to be called, point out that the whole process is self-correcting.


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Relating to the collaboratively written online encyclopedia Wikipedia: Wikipedian ideals
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  • These topics are only a sample of the Wikipedian breadth of McCaig's new novel.
  • Mitchell displays an astonishing grasp of Wikipedian philosophy and ethics.
  • A principled and unflinching response from the Wikipedian community followed.


Early 21st century: from Wikipedia (from wiki and encyclopedia), the proprietary name of the online encyclopedia.

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