wiki

[ wik-ee ]
/ ˈwɪk i /

noun, plural wikis.

(sometimes initial capital letter) a website that allows anyone to add, delete, or revise content by using a web browser.
Also called wiki engine, wiki application. the software used to create a wiki.

adjective

of, relating to, or being a wiki: wiki servers.

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Origin of wiki

From the Hawaiian word wiki to hurry; quick, fast
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British Dictionary definitions for wiki

wiki
/ (ˈwɪkɪ) /

noun

  1. a web application that allows anyone visiting a website to edit content on it
  2. (as modifier)wiki technology

Word Origin for wiki

C20: from Hawaiian wiki-wiki quick, coined by Ward Cunningham (born 1949), US computer programmer who invented the concept
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