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See also: Wikipedia:Deletion policy


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'''X''' can refer to:
* ...
* ...


See also Wikipedia:Disambiguation, and remember to add the link to Wikipedia:Links to disambiguating pages or Wikipedia:Multiple-place names.


  • [{{SERVER}}{{localurl:{{NAMESPACE}}:{{PAGENAME}}|action=edit}} edit]
  • [{{SERVER}}{{localurl:{{NAMESPACE}}:{{PAGENAME}}|action=history}} history]
  • [{{SERVER}}{{localurl:{{NAMESPACE}}:{{PAGENAME}}|action=watch}} watch]
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Table of contents

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Article sections

See also

As maintext
See also: Style
''See also'': [[link1]], [[link2]], ...
As header with list of links
== See also ==
* [[Link 1]]
* [[Link 2]]


Under a ==Reference== or ==References== section:

From the 1911 Britannica

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From the Free On-line Dictionary of Computing

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External links


PLEASE add a title to an external link by supplying a text after the URL separated by a space, preferably the official title of the site, or if no official title exists the clearest title you can come up with.

Most URLs are ugly and uninformative, so it is better to give an external link a meaningful title. For example,

is much more readable than

The "printable version" of a page displays all URLs in full, including those given a title, so no information is lost.

As header
See also: Style
== External links ==
* [ Official Website Title]

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