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Disambiguation

Disambiguation is required when two articles need to share the same name. For example, in anatomy, there are instances where different structures share the same name, e.g. lingula. Where this occurs, the content should be moved to an article that has a more descriptive title and the page refering to the term, replaced with links to these pages and an explaination.

Example

  • lingula: page states that several anatomical strucures have this name and provides links to the appropriate articles
  • lingula - mandible: contains the anatomical information for the lingula of the mandible
  • lingula - lung: contains information about the lingula lobe of the left lung

The overriding policy should enable a user who has never visited the site to get to the article they want without confusion.

Naming convention

  • disambiguation page: the term
  • specific pages: the term [dash] context, in this case (lingula - mandible)

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