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[wik-ee] /ˈwɪk i/
noun, plural wikis.
1.
(sometimes initial capital letter) a website that allows anyone to add, delete, or revise content by using a web browser.
2.
Also called wiki engine, wiki application. the software used to create a wiki.
adjective
3.
of, pertaining to, or being a wiki:
wiki servers.
Origin
< Hawaiian wiki to hurry; quick, fast
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British Dictionary definitions for wiki-engine

wiki

/ˈwɪkɪ/
noun
1.
  1. a web application that allows anyone visiting a website to edit content on it
  2. (as modifier): wiki technology
Word Origin
C20: from Hawaiian wiki-wiki quick, coined by Ward Cunningham (born 1949), US computer programmer who invented the concept
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Word Origin and History for wiki-engine

wiki

n.

web page that can be edited by browsers, by 2002, abstracted from names of such sites (e.g. Wikipedia, launched January 2001), the original being WikiWikiWeb, introduced and named by Ward Cunningham in 1995, from Hawaiian wikiwiki "fast, swift."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Encyclopedia Article for wiki-engine

wiki

World Wide Web (WWW) site that can be modified or contributed to by users. Wikis can be dated to 1995, when American computer programmer Ward Cunningham created a new collaborative technology for organizing information on Web sites. Using a Hawaiian term meaning "quick," he called this new software WikiWikiWeb, attracted by its alliteration and also by its matching abbreviation (WWW)

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