Wikipedia Online Encyclopedia
Wikipedia is undoubtedly the most popular and widely used online Encyclopedia in the world today. An encyclopedia can be defined as a type of reference work that contains a summary of all information about every branch of knowledge. An encyclopedia can also contain all information about a particular branch of knowledge.
Wikipedia is an online encyclopedia that contains information on all branches and fields in life. Wikipedia, like every other encyclopedia both in print and online, is divided into entries or articles which can be accessed alphabetically depending on the article name. The entries and articles found on Wikipedia are always more detailed and longer than those found in dictionaries.
Unlike dictionary entries and articles, which pay attention to the linguistic information about the words they contain, Wikipedia articles pay more attention to more factual information that explains the word on which the article is based.
The real purpose of the encyclopedia is to gather knowledge on all topics and words around the world, and explain them in the simplest and most easily understood terms so people from any part of the world who speak and read the English language can easily get all the needed information about what the term and word is all about. The encyclopedia helps the future generations to understand words and certain concepts that existed generations before they were born. This is one way of preserving the works of past generations for the emergent generations.
Indeed, the purpose of an encyclopedia is to collect knowledge disseminated around the globe; to set forth its general system to the men with whom we live, and transmit it to those who will come after us, so that the work of preceding centuries will not become useless to future generations;. Supported by the non-profit Wikimedia, Wikipedia is multilingual and can be edited by anyone with better information than what is already written about the topic. Find out more on: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page.