Wiki meaning

wĭkē
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Wiki is defined as a type of software that lets users easily create and edit website content, or means very fast in Hawaiian.

An example of a wiki is Wikipedia.

An example of wiki is for someone in Hawaii to tell you to hurry what you are doing by saying "wiki, wiki."

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A collaborative website whose content can be edited by anyone who has access to it.
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A Web application that allows any visitor to a website to edit that website's content.
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Such an editable website.
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A website that can be quickly edited by its visitors with simple formatting rules. Developed by Ward Cunningham in the mid-1990s to provide collaborative discussions, there are several "wiki" tools on the market for creating such sites, including www.editme.com, www.seedwiki.com, www.socialtext.com and www.eurekster.net. Cunningham's site is http://c2.com/cgi/wiki. "Wiki wiki" means "quick" in Hawaiian. See Web 2.0 and Wikipedia.
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Quick or fast, in the Hawaiian language.
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A type of authoring software that enables users to easily and quickly create and edit Web server content using any browser.
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A collaborative website which can be directly edited merely by using a web browser, often by anyone with access to it.
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To research on or some similar wiki.

To get an understanding of the topics, he quickly went online and wikied each one.

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(intransitive) To conduct research on a wiki.
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(intransitive) To contribute to a wiki.
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To participate in the wiki-based production of.
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Origin of wiki

  • Originally an abbreviation of WikiWikiWeb software developed by American computer programmer Howard G. Cunningham (born 1949) Hawaiian wikiwiki quick (akin to Tahitian viti, vitiviti deft) (from Proto-Eastern-Polynesian witi) web

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • 1995. Abbreviated from WikiWikiWeb, from Hawaiian wikiwiki (“quick") + English web.

    From Wiktionary