Wiktionary

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Image:Wiktionary-logo-en.png Wiktionary is a sister project to Wikipedia intended to be a free wiki dictionary (including thesaurus and lexicon) in every language. It was set up on December 12, 2002 following a proposal by Daniel Alston. On March 29, 2004 the first non-English wiktionaries were initiated in French and Polish. Wiktionaries in numerous other languages have since been started. Wiktionary was hosted on a temporary URL until May 1, 2004 when it switched to the current full URL. As of 2005, the English Wiktionary has more than 100,000 entries.

Wiktionary serves to:

Unlike many dictionaries, which are monolingual or bilingual, Wiktionary is a multilingual and international dictionary, meaning that the goal is to cover every word from all known languages and to do so in multiple languages. For example, the English Wiktionary is written in English and has articles for words from all languages. The French Wiktionary can also have articles for all those same words, but the articles are written in French.

One difference between Wiktionary and Wikipedia is that most entries begin with a lowercase letter, and pages beginning with upper- and lowercase letters refer to different things. For example, the entries on lowercase i and uppercase I are distinct. All of the existing entries in the English Wiktionary were converted to lowercase automatically in mid-2005, and manual intervention is being used to move pages that need to be uppercase.

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Look up Wiktionary in Wiktionary, the free dictionary.

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