This template is intended to create placeholders for terms which, while possibly valid, do not meet CFI. This includes things such as people's names, common list words or dictionary-only words, and fictional words. Its appearance is designed to resemble Mediawiki:Noarticletext, except in namespaced pages where a generic text is used. This template can even be used when a string does not merit an entry in one language (but is e.g. a common dictionary-only word in that language), but does merit an entry in another language; abnodate illustrates how such entries can be formatted.


|1= (required)
The language code of the nonexistent entry. See Wiktionary:List of languages.
|2= (optional)
The entire link to where more information can be found, including brackets and any piping. For example, [[w:Newton|Newton]] or [[Appendix:Phobias|triphobia]].
|3= (optional)
Override the name of the associated Citations: page.
|because= (optional)
May be set to unattested, fictional, onlydict, or rfd to choose a more specific message explaining why there is no entry.

The helper templates Template:in wikipedia, Template:in wikiquote, Template:in appendix and Template:in glossary exist and can be used with this template.

See also