Why differentiate Wikipedia and Wiktionary?

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Why differentiate Wikipedia and Wiktionary?

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A dictionary IS an encyclopedia, so why make the distinction? Especially concerning the Internet, it’s more useful when all the info is in the same place (i.e. the same web address) than in another “volume”. Consolidate knowledge, don’t splinter it. • I don’t think dictionaries are encyclopedias. A dictionary gives information about a word. An encyclopedia gives information about the thing a word represents. That’s a rough summarisation, maybe others can give their opinions? — JIP | Talk 05:11, 27 September 2005 (UTC) • • Well, I just know where to begin. My mom would be quite upset about buying our first encyclopedia (which we could ill afford) for us kids, after all we had a perfectly good dictionary. And stupid me, I read the darn thing every day, when I could have read the much shorter dictionary instead and have done with it a lot sooner. Still. I’ll never forget those treasured moments when opening another volume and starting another adventure. Somehow, comparing that experience

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