Wikipedia:Dealing with dictionary definitions

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Wikipedia is not a dictionary. Wikipedia is not a place to define words or phrases and is not to be written in the style of a dictionary. But this does not mean that a page title that contains a dictionary entry needs to be deleted.

Ways to solve dictionary entries[edit]

Most Wikipedia titles are nouns (people, places, or things). In most cases, a subject should be titled as a noun.

Title Text Right or wrong
Dark Not being light Wrong
Dark #REDIRECT [[Darkness]] Right
Darkness The absence of light Wrong
Darkness Darkness is the absence of light. [additional text] Right
Darkness Darkness is the absence of light.

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