CZ:List of words with multiple uses

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This is a list of terms with several uses, at least one of which is expected to be listed under CZ:Core Articles. It is meant as an aid in structuring the Core Articles coherently across fields, and thus the overlap with Category:Disambiguation will be limited. Once all of the entries listed below appear like those on Band, Product and Society, we're done with core disambiguation formatting and can go on to create contents on the different uses of these terms. The list is long already and loaden with templates, so any substantial additions should be discussed on the talk page first, to avoid problems with page size.


The goal is to have all words listed here with a blue italic basename (a redirect to the disambiguation page) followed by a green check (indicates the old definition page has been deleted). For example, {{RD|Band}} gives:

Pictogram and colour clues to the state of the basename (e.g. "Band"):

  • Level0.jpg indicates that a disambiguation page has been set up and any old definition page has been deleted.
  • The color of the basename link can be red, blue or blue italic and is meaningful:
    • If basename is red, the page does not exist. Please edit it to contain "#Redirect [[Basename (disambiguation)]]".
    • If basename is blue, this means:
      • A cluster with that name exists (or, if it is a redirect, an old metadata page, approval or other subpage still exists, probably left from a previous move)
      • The article (and all associated subpages) should be moved to "Basename (disambiguation)".
      • The basename should be redirected to the disambiguation page.
      • Once the move has been done, the "Definition (to be deleted)" link can be used to add a {{speedydelete}} template to the old definition.
    • If basename is blue italic (and bold too), this means:
      • If a "Definition" link exists, it should be used to add a {{speedydelete}} template to the old definition (the template should also be applied to any remaining old subpages).
      • Now, there are four possible situations:
        1. A redirect exists, although not necessarily to the disambiguated term. Please make sure it points to "Basename (disambiguation)".
        2. It is already a disambiguation page and needs to be moved (with all subpages) to the the correct location of "Basename (disambiguation)"
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        4. "Basename (disambiguation)" is correctly set up. Please check whether "Basename" redirects to it. Thanks! Now, you can go on with the next item on this page or create content for any of the pages you just set up. Have fun!

Ways to get bot or template assistance for moving clusters of pages (i.e. with all subpages) are currently being investigated and will be documented here once they become available.

Example for disambiguated terms

Help with disambiguations

Disambiguations (or the lack thereof) pose a serious challenge to automated language processing. Consequently, a number of tools have been developed to help with this. For the purposes at CZ, the Princeton WordNet Gloss Corpus has proven useful, even though it (naturally?) lacks in distinctions at specialist level.

Multi-use terms

Current definition is: A binary mathematical operation of summing numbers or quantities together.
Current definition is: In science, engineering and in general common usage: the measure of how much of a given substance there is in a given mixture of substances.
Current definition is: A change over time in the proportions of individual organisms differing genetically.
Current definition is: (1) Persons related by blood, marriage, adoption or guardianship, including individuals placed for foster care. (2) The social organization of a household or housekeeping unit using certain rooms and housekeeping facilities in common. See nuclear family and extended family
Current definition is: Adipose tissue; the body's main store of energy.
Current definition is: Vector quantity that tends to produce an acceleration of a body in the direction of its application.
Current definition is: Gravitationally bound system of stars typically contain ten million to one trillion stars.
Current definition is: A structured or semi-structured contrived activity, primarily undertaken for enjoyment or, sometimes, practice.
Current definition is: One of the major states of matter (i.e., gas, liquid, solid and plasma).
Current definition is: Additions making something bigger or larger in size or mass, which happens over a period of time.
Current definition is: Simultaneous pitches (tones, notes), or chords used in making music.
Current definition is: The default state of an organism under optimal conditions, a state characterized by the absence of disease and by the slowest natural rate of senescing.
Current definition is: A concept used in a variety of ways to denote common evolutionary descent of biological characteristics.
Current definition is: a factor of production that is not the product of economic activity, the supply of which is independent of economic activity.
Current definition is: Body of rules of conduct of binding legal force and effect, prescribed, recognized, and enforced by a controlling authority.
Current definition is: Living systems, of which biologists seek the commonalities distinguishing them from nonliving systems.
Current definition is: The part of the electromagnetic spectrum visible to a species' biological eye.
Current definition is: One of the major states of matter (i.e., gas, liquid, solid and plasma).
Current definition is: Article normally worn on the face, typically for protection, concealment, performance, or amusement.
Current definition is: The total amount of a substance, or alternatively, the total energy of a substance.
Current definition is: The cognitive processes that lead to the retaining and recalling of past experience.
Current definition is: Mathematical structure of which abelian groups and vector spaces are particular types.
Current definition is: An armored warship, possibly limited to coastal waters, with large-caliber guns in one or more turrets
Current definition is: A system of interconnected elements.
Current definition is: One of the major states of matter (i.e., gas, liquid, solid and plasma).
Current definition is: in finance, a managed collection of securities.
Current definition is: A massive, luminous ball of plasma that is held together by gravity.
Current definition is: A fundamental quantity in physics - describes how warm or cold a system is.
Current definition is: A fundamental quantity in physics - that what differs always between two inspections of the same system by the same observer.
Current definition is: A large, perennial, woody plant.
Current definition is: A chemical compound with one oxygen and two hydrogen atoms (H20). It is often in a liquid form and makes up the bulk of the oceans, lakes, rivers and living organisms.
Current definition is: The force with which a body is attracted to Earth or another celestial body, equal to the product of the object's mass and the acceleration of gravity.
Current definition is: A simple machine, most often used to transfer rotational motion or to convert it to linear motion; the fundamental technology of most transportation methods
Current definition is: Form of energy transferred to a body by a force.