wiki

noun wi·ki \ ˈwi-kē , ˈwē- \

Definition of wiki

:a website that allows visitors to make changes, contributions, or corrections

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Today, wikis are common stops on the information superhighway; however, they only date to 1995, after computer programmer Ward Cunningham introduced his software WikiWikiWeb to the world. The software, whose name is based on a Hawaiian term for "quick," allows Web site visitors to contribute content to its pages and comment on and make changes to information posted by others. A site using the software is referred to as a wiki.

Origin and Etymology of wiki

WikiWikiWeb, a website with such programming introduced in 1995

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