Template:Definition

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[when defined as?]

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This template is a self-reference and so is part of the Wikipedia project rather than the encyclopedic content.

Purpose

This inline template should be used in articles where words is used in a way where its intended meaning is ambiguous.

Example

{{Definition|date=October 2019}}

This produces:

[when defined as?]

This template will add the article tagged to Category:Wikipedia articles needing clarification or a monthly subcategory thereof.

See also

  • {{Definition needed}} – when a statement or a term completely lacks definition
  • {{Disambiguation needed}} – for the special case where the term needing clarification is wikilinked to a disambiguation page, and you are unable to find a suitable replacement link.
  • {{Ambiguous}} – for ambiguous statements
  • {{Clarify}} – for other text that is difficult to understand
  • {{Non sequitur}} – for when someone or something has been mentioned for reasons unclear to the reader
  • {{Which one}} for text which could refer to one of numerous people or items but which is not linked to a disambiguation page.

Use {{Definition}} in the body of an article as a request for other editors to add further explanation to text that assumes a particular meaning of a word.

Template parameters

ParameterDescriptionTypeStatus
Reason1reason

A brief reason for the tag. Because it may not be immediately apparent to other editors what about the tagged passage is in need of further explanation, a brief reason is generally helpful. The reason parameter displays when the mouse cursor is placed over the text the template inserts.

Default
The preceding text may be too imprecise or indirect for Wikipedia's standards.
Auto value
Stringsuggested
Datedate

An optional date parameter that records when the tag was added. If this template is added without the date parameter, the date parameter will be added soon after by a [[WP:BOT|bot]].

Auto value
{{subst:CURRENTMONTHNAME}} {{subst:CURRENTYEAR}}
Daterequired