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Wikipedia:Explain jargon

One of Wikipedia's rules to consider:

Explain jargon when you use it. Remember that the person reading your article might not be someone educated in your field, and so might not understand the subject-specific terms from that field.

The Wiki format allows you to do this more easily than could be done on paper. You can simply make your jargon terms links to articles explaining them; you can then link to that same explanation from many places. It would be great if you would hyperlink all jargon to explain it, and then explain all the jargon you use to explain that, until you've reached terms that ordinary educated people should understand.

See debate.

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