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This disambiguation page lists pages associated with the title Template:Disambiguation​.
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For the inline tag, see Template:Disambiguation needed.
This template is used on approximately 205,000 pages.
To avoid major disruption and server load, any changes should be tested in the template's /sandbox or /testcases subpages, or in your own user subpage. The tested changes can be added to this page in a single edit. Consider discussing changes on the talk page before implementing them.
Please do not substitute this template.
This is the {{Disambiguation}} template.
This is a general-purpose template, to be placed at the bottom of any article that exists to help readers find other articles with the same or similar names. This concept is called disambiguation and is used with many common words, such as cross, life and work. This template automatically adds articles to the Category:Disambiguation pages.
Page title fixes
This template will automatically detect incomplete disambiguation present in page titles. If the title includes anything other than (disambiguation) in parentheses, it is assumed to be the article type. For example, this template on the page 1st Division (France) would produce the text "This disambiguation page lists France articles associated with the title 1st Division". If the page title contains parentheses that are not used for disambiguation (such as Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex* (*But Were Afraid to Ask)), set |ignore_parentheses=yes​. If you wish to manually specify the article type, use the |type= parameter.
Variant templates
Disambiguation
See also: Category:Disambiguation message boxes
For disambiguation pages requiring cleanup, use {{Disambiguation cleanup}}.
More specific and alternative templates exist for disambiguation pages whose entries are limited exclusively to items of a particular type:
Note: A set index article (SIA) is not a disambiguation page; it is a list article about a set of items of a specific type that also share the same (or similar) name. Wikipedia:Set index articles includes templates for SIAs.
Parameters
Sometimes there isn't a specific disambiguation template (see list above) that fits for a page, or the page has items in more than one of the above classes. Then use {{Disambiguation}} but with one or more parameters telling which categories to use. Up to ten parameters can be fed, and in any order, for example:
{{Disambiguation|school|hospital}}
Only add a parameter from this list if the disambiguation page has several items of that type:
These can be added if there are one or more elements in the list (per their category descriptions):
These can be added even if there's only one element in the list, since these types are not actually ambiguous:
This parameter reflects the title, not the contents:
{{​Disambiguation​|chinese}}
: for Category:Disambiguation pages with Chinese character titles
And this parameter reflects a maintenance need, not the contents:
{{​Disambiguation​|split}}
: for Category:Disambiguation pages in need of being split
Note that {{Disambiguation}} might not have parameters for all subcategories of Category:Disambiguation pages, then you have to manually add the category to the disambig page.
Nocat
If categorization is not needed on pages that are not in mainspace, then the "nocat" parameter may be set equal to "true" or "yes" as follows:
  • {{​Disambiguation​|nocat=true}}
  • {{​Disambiguation​|nocat=yes}}
Redirects
The following redirect to this template:
Technical details
Internally, this template uses {{Dmbox}}. That template categorises pages into Category:All disambiguation pages and Category:All article disambiguation pages.
This template also uses {{​Disambiguation/cat​}} to handle the categorisation parameters, such as "hospital" and "school".
Other templates and modules used:
Template use
Place template at the foot of the disambiguation page after all of the disambiguation content but before any categories (see below) (interlanguage links to Wikidata), as per the WP:DCAT guideline.
TemplateData
This is the TemplateData for this template used by TemplateWizard, VisualEditor and other tools. Click here to see a monthly parameter usage report for this template based on this TemplateData.
TemplateData for Disambiguation
Place at the bottom of Disambiguation pages.
Template parameters
ParameterDescriptionTypeStatus
11Used to put the page in a category. Can be one of 'split' (dab pages in need of being split); 'clean up','clean-up','cleanup' (dabs in need of cleanup); 'airports','airport' (airport dabs); 'call sign','call signs','broadcast call sign','broadcast call signs','callsign' (broadcast call sign dabs); 'chinese char','chinese-char','chinesechar','chinese character','chinese' (chinese character dabs); 'churches','church building','church buildings','church' (church building dabs), 'fish' (fish dabs); 'geodis','geography','geographical','place name','place names','place','places','geo' (Place names); 'county'; 'uscounty' (United States county dabs); 'township' (Township name dabs); 'name','names','human name','human names','hn','hndis' (Human name dabs); 'surnames','surname' (surname dabs); 'given names','given name' (given-name dabs), 'hospital name','hospital names','hospitals','hospital' (hospital dabs); 'latin name','latin names','latin' (Latin name dabs); 'letter-number','letter number' (Letter-number combination dabs); 'mathdab','maths','mathematics','mathematical','math' (mathematical dabs); 'numberdis','numbers','ambiguous number','ambiguous numbers','number' (Lists of ambiguous numbers), 'plants','plant' (Plant common name dabs); 'roaddis','roads','road' (road dabs), 'schooldis','schools','educational institution','educational institutions','college','colleges','university','universities','school' (Educational institution dabs); 'political','party' (political party dabs), 'genus' (Genus dabs)Stringoptional
22Further category keys, as parameter 1.Stringoptional
33Further category keys, as parameter 1.Stringoptional
44Further category keys, as parameter 1.Stringoptional
55Further category keys, as parameter 1.Stringoptional
66Further category keys, as parameter 1.Stringoptional
77Further category keys, as parameter 1.Stringoptional
88Further category keys, as parameter 1.Stringoptional
99Further category keys, as parameter 1.Stringoptional
1010Further category keys, as parameter 1.Stringoptional
hnhnHuman name disambiguation page with its own sort key.Stringoptional
page-titlepage-title
Page title to use, only useful for special cases when default does not work.
Default
(FULLPAGENAME)
Stringoptional
nocatnocatSet to 'yes' to prevent categorisation.Stringoptional
demospacedemospaceUsed for testing.Stringoptional
ignore_parenthesesignore_parenthesesSet to 'yes' to prevent parentheses in the article title from being parsed as incomplete disambiguation.Stringoptional
typetypeManually specify the article type in the descriptive text ('This disambiguation page lists {{{type}}} articles...')Stringoptional
See also
The above documentation is transcluded from Template:Disambiguation/doc​. (edit | history)
Editors can experiment in this template's sandbox (edit | diff) and testcases (edit) pages.
Add categories to the /doc subpage. Subpages of this template.
Last edited on 15 November 2021, at 00:12
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