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.

Usage[edit]

This template should be used in articles where a term is used that may have multiple definitions or meanings, or no consensus definition or meaning, so that is unclear what is being referred to when using the term. This requests that a definition be provided, so that the meaning of the sentence can be ascertained.

{{Definition|date=June 2017}}

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[edit]

  • {{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