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Wikipedia's purpose is to benefit readers by acting as an encyclopedia, a comprehensive written compendium that contains information on all branches of knowledge within its five pillars.

Wikipedia has a lofty goal: a comprehensive collection of all of the knowledge in the world.

Wikipedia is intended to be the largest, most comprehensive, and most widely-available encyclopedia ever written:

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  1. ^ Diderot, Denis and d'Alembert, Jean le Rond Encyclopédie. University of Michigan Library:Scholarly Publishing Office and DLXS. Retrieved on: November 17, 2007
  2. ^ Sanger, Larry (1 November 2001), Wikipedia Policy, Wikipedia, archived from the original on 2007-12-11 
  3. ^ Roblimo (28 July 2004). "Wikipedia Founder Jimmy Wales Responds". Slashdot. Retrieved 28 April 2014.