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Noob question, but I was wondering if a tag wiki can have multiple definitions if it is a broad tag.

Just as an example, I was looking at , which has two meanings both in computer software and computer graphics (directing a function, and then the physical direction of a graphic).

I was going to edit, "In computer software ... {explanation} ... In computer graphics ... {explanation} ..." But I'm not sure if it will get rejected because it has multiple definitions.

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@Martjin_Pieters Okay... And yeah, I agree, it really was a broad tag. Just got bored so I started editing tags. :) –  Jacedc Mar 7 '13 at 18:01
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Yeah, that's a terrible tag. You know it's a terrible tag, because nobody would ever follow it or look through the list of questions tagged with it. –  Robert Harvey Mar 7 '13 at 18:13
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I had a similar question about table. –  hjpotter92 Mar 7 '13 at 18:32
    
@BackinaFlash: Well, table really means only one thing. Granted, you can have different kinds of tables, but you can also have more than one tag. –  Robert Harvey Mar 7 '13 at 20:43
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That specific tag should not exist. It is a meta tag in need of burning.

But generally speaking, for tags that can and should exist, needing two different explanations is indicative of a tag that should be split instead. Create a new, more specific tag for at least one of the two subjects, and start retagging. Request help here on Meta if there are a lot of questions needing retagging.

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