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This page is a proposed revision by User:Kernigh of WB:WIN not-a-dictionary section. See Wikibooks talk:What is Wikibooks for details. --Kernigh 05:29, 30 October 2005 (UTC)

Wikibooks is not a dictionary[edit]

Although a dictionary is a book, the needs of a general-purpose dictionary is better served at our sister project, Wiktionary. Also:

  1. Wikibooks is not a thesaurus. There is a thesaurus project at Wiktionary:WikiSaurus. Books that only give lists of synonyms or slang can be deleted from Wikibooks.
  2. Exception: Wikibooks does allow and encourage projects that require supplemental dictionaries or thesauri, such as a glossary. For example, a mathematical textbook might need a glossary of math terms; a foreign language textbook might include an English-to-foreign and foreign-to-English dictionary. For these dictionaries and thesauri to remain, they must be secondary and auxiliary to a main text.