American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A collaborative website whose content can be edited by anyone who has access to it.
- n. A collaborative website which can be directly edited merely using a web browser, often by anyone with access to it.
- v. transitive To research on Wikipedia or some similar wiki.
- v. intransitive To conduct research on a wiki.
- v. intransitive To contribute to a wiki.
- v. transitive To participate in the wiki-based production of.
- 1995. Abbreviated from WikiWikiWeb, from Hawaiian wikiwiki ("quick") + English web. (Wiktionary)
- Originally an abbreviation of WikiWikiWeb, software developed by American computer programmer Howard G. Cunningham (born 1949) : Hawaiian wikiwiki, quick + web. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“What happened to the nice PHPBB wiki (@wiki.phpbb.com) that looked like the ACP?”
“According to Meredith Farkas, the word "wiki" comes from the Hawaiian word meaning "quick.”
“The concept of "wiki" comes from the Hawaiian word for "quick" and is a fast way to cross-link information by using WikiWords, a mixed case word entered into an editor.”
“Hence the term wiki--coined a decade ago by programmer Howard Cunningham--which means "hurry quick" in Hawaiian.”
“If you're not familiar with the term wiki, here's a definition from Wikipedia, which is itself probably the highest profile wiki on the internet.”
“The term wiki means "quick" in Hawaiian, and wikis are all about quickly linking your information together.”
“The term wiki also can refer to the collaborative software itself (wiki engine) that facilitates the operation of such a site, or to certain specific wiki sites, including the computer science site (the original wiki) WikiWikiWeb and online encyclopedias such as Wikipedia.”
“Almost all wikis require a server, because a wiki is a webpage at its heart, but some are made to run locally on your machine, meaning all you need is a computer.”
“Not that the wiki is the cure all for all, as it is written by the combined minds of all, but it does give one a start.”
“This wiki is a resource both for current union members and for library professionals seeking information about joining or starting a union”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘wiki’.
these came into effect from 2011
A list of words that are odd or words that I have looked up.
Buzzwords of our time
Words that were well established before they gained special use in computing systems.
Neologisms, portmanteau, and adapted words that pertain to the internet and technology.
Words with interesting etymologies.
I imagine most of these will be Anglo-Saxon, not likely to crop up in the average day's conversation, and thus excellent for Scrabble. ("most" is too common, likewise "will" and even "crop", in an...
My big word list.
My Tag Cloud
Looking for tweets for wiki.