(example)


Use this template, as described in Wiktionary:Context labels:

  1. To label senses with restricted usage
  2. To label senses with grammatical information, in addition to that in the part-of-speech heading and headword line

This template generates content using Module:labels/templates and Module:labels. Lists of all recognised labels can be found at Module:labels/data, Module:labels/data/regional, Module:labels/data/topical, and Module:labels/data/subvarieties. To search for a label in these data modules, use the search box on the right. To add a label, go to the appropriate data module and follow the directions in the documentation page, or ask someone else to add the label at Module talk:labels/data.

UsageEdit

A label is placed before the definition, such as:

# {{lb|en|AU|slang}} An [[insidious]] person.
  1. (Australia, slang) An insidious person.

Note that {{lb}}, {{lbl}} and {{label}} are all equivalent; {{lb}} is preferred for conciseness.

The first parameter is the language code (e.g. en for English); see WT:LANGLIST for the full list. Further parameters are context labels.

This template provides consistency. The same visual result could be achieved with simpler formatting; however, lb helps to ensure that the same labels are used across the project. For instance, {{lb|en|math}} and {{lb|en|maths}} both produce the same result, expanding to (mathematics).

Use of a context label also provides automatic categorization. For instance, the example above is categorized as Australian English and Slang. Likewise, any page with a context of math or maths will be automatically placed in category Mathematics. However, these templates should not be used merely for categorization. It is still preferable to list a [[Category: ]] when there is no specific context for a term.

Regions are meant to indicate where a term is used, not to specify location of an entity. For instance, the Sphinx in Giza should not be labeled Egypt. Rather, that's part of the definition. Also note that time and space are not contexts. The word “week” is understood to mean seven days whether one is discussing war or widgets or the weather, in speech or song or storybook.

ExamplesEdit

Some examples to demonstrate the range of current functionality:

  • A single ad hoc context with no supporting template:
{{label|en|foobarbazbip}} (foobarbazbip)
  • A single context with supporting template (for categorization and custom label-text):
{{label|en|Australia}} (Australia)
  • Multiple contexts (up to about nine), with or without supporting templates:
{{label|en|foobar|bazbip}} (foobar, bazbip)
{{label|en|Australia|slang}} (Australia, slang)
{{label|en|foobar|slang}} (foobar, slang)
{{label|en|Australia|foobar|bazbip}} (Australia, foobar, bazbip)
  • Multiple contexts, with special built-in separator pseudo-contexts that replace the comma:
{{label|en|foobar|_|bazbip}} (foobar bazbip)
{{label|en|foobar|_|bazbip|slang}} (foobar bazbip, slang)
{{label|en|foobar|or|bazbip}} (foobar or bazbip)
{{label|en|foobar|and|bazbip}} (foobar and bazbip)
{{label|en|foobar|and|bazbip|or|Australia}} (foobar and bazbip or Australia)
{{label|en|Australia|or|foobar}} (Australia or foobar)
  • Qualifier/modifier pseudo-contexts whose supporting templates suppress following comma (by adding a _ parameter):
{{label|en|chiefly|foobar}} (chiefly foobar)
{{label|en|of a|person}} (of a person)

Language-specific labelsEdit

An example of a language-specific label:

{{label|grc|Attic}} (Attic)
{{label|en|Attic}} (Attic)

Note that the label is only linked when the language code is grc (representing Ancient Greek).

NotesEdit

  • {{indtr}} is a separate context label template used in Portuguese.

See alsoEdit

TemplateDataEdit

This is the TemplateData documentation for this template used by VisualEditor and other tools.

TemplateData for label

Use this template, as described in Wiktionary:Context labels:

  • To label senses with restricted usage
  • To label senses with grammatical information, in addition to that in the part-of-speech heading and headword line

    Template parameters

    Parameter Description Type Status
    language 1

    The language of the current section

    Default
    empty
    Example
    en
    Auto value
    empty
    String required
    label 1 2

    first label

    Default
    empty
    Example
    slang
    Auto value
    empty
    String optional
    label 2 3

    second label

    Default
    empty
    Example
    Australia
    Auto value
    empty
    String optional
    label 3 4

    third label

    Default
    empty
    Example
    UK
    Auto value
    empty
    String optional