Definition of Wikipedian in English:

Wikipedian

noun

  • A person who contributes to the collaboratively written online encyclopedia Wikipedia, especially on a regular basis.

    ‘to committed Wikipedians, the site is the embodiment of an ideology of free information for all’
    • ‘I'm not a "Wikipedian" by any means, but I am a heavy user of Wikipedia.’
    • ‘There are hundreds of thousands of "Wikipedians" who have contributed or edited articles.’
    • ‘This sort of access is granted to anyone who has been an active Wikipedian for a while, those individuals generally known and trusted in the community.’
    • ‘The hundreds of "Wikipedians" who have contributed obviously believe it will become an unmatched resource.’
    • ‘It's hard to imagine anyone other than a Wikipedian arguing the wider availability of high quality information collections.’
    • ‘In another case, an active Wikipedian claiming to be a university professor was revealed as a 24-year-old without any experience in higher education.’
    • ‘One concerned Wikipedian has established Project CROSSBOW - "The Committee Regarding Overcoming Serious Systemic Bias On Wikipedia" - designed to develop strategies to increase contributions and improvements on topics that don't usually get much attention.’
    • ‘You recall the central Wikipedian directive: "Be bold."’
    • ‘Wikipedians, as they call themselves, have removed or restricted information in the past.’
    • ‘The argument against would be summed up by a Wikipedian in two words: "not notable".’
    • ‘By the way, we like the offbeat articles: no Wikipedian sneers at them.’
    • ‘The Wikipedians, as they like to be called, point out that the whole process is self-correcting.’
    • ‘Crucially, a great merit of Wikipedia is that Wikipedians work together to make articles unbiased.’
    • ‘I am a Wikipedian and link to the wonderful Wikipedia frequently.’
    • ‘For most Wikipedians, it seems the fun of the site trumps any dark concerns.’
    • ‘Elsewhere, the number of active Wikipedians (those contributing to the site in some way) now comes in at just under 500,000.’
    • ‘"I feel utterly betrayed by the foundation," writes one Wikipedian on a discussion page at the site.’

adjective

  • Relating to the collaboratively written online encyclopedia Wikipedia.

    ‘Wikipedian ideals’
    • ‘Anyone may make a revision, but it will have to be flagged as "approved" by someone higher up the Wikipedian food chain before it goes live on the site.’
    • ‘The CIPR guide was created with the help of the Wikipedian community.’
    • ‘Nearly two million page views were registered last September for the article, a typically Wikipedian effort with exhaustive details of the events, bolstered by nearly 289 footnotes.’
    • ‘Mitchell displays an astonishing grasp of Wikipedian philosophy and ethics.’
    • ‘In December 2003 he stood to become a Wikipedian administrator with access to technical features that help with maintaining the site.’
    • ‘There's a Wikipedian quality to the essay.’
    • ‘These topics are only a sample of the Wikipedian breadth of McCaig's new novel.’
    • ‘They identified 10 quality issues faced by the Wikipedian community, including accuracy, completeness, and consistency, indicating Wikipedians' concern for ensuring article quality.’
    • ‘A principled and unflinching response from the Wikipedian community followed.’
    • ‘The case study's broader context is the battle between the Inclusionists and the Deletionists for Wikipedia's destiny and, more broadly still, the emergence of the Wikipedian bureaucracy.’

Origin

Early 21st century: from Wikipedia (from wiki + encyclopedia), the proprietary name of the online encyclopedia.

Pronunciation

Wikipedian

/wɪkɪˈpiːdɪən/