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{{Glossary_item|term=#WazeWin|WazeWin|anchor1=wazewin|anchor2=Waze Win|anchor3=waze win|anchor4=#wazewin|desc=A hashtag in various social media used to indicate posts related Waze saving Wazers time, and avoiding traffic. Usually attached to screenshots or descriptions of Waze routing users around heavy traffic using detours the driver would not have thought of on their own.<br><br>Also see the [[wikipedia:Hashtag|hashtag]] Wikipedia article|updated=2015-02-25|added=2015-02-23}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=Area|desc=A "Place Area" is a Waze POI '''with''' an associated polygon displayed on the map, as opposed to the "Place Point".
(Not the same as "Points" as used in Points Ranking)<br><br>See the [[#Places|Places]] Glossary Term<br>Also see the [[#Point|Point]] Glossary Term|related1=Parking Lot Area|related2=Point|jump1=Places|jump2=Point|added=2015-02-22}}
{{Glossary_item|term=Area Manager|AM|anchor1=AM - Area Manager|desc=An assigned role to help manage and maintain the map of a given geographical area.
<br><br>See the [[Area_Manager|Area Manager]] Wiki Page<br>Also see the [[#Editing Roles|Editing Roles]] Glossary Term|related1=Waze AM Layers|jump2=Editing Roles|updated=2015-02-08|added=2014-08-11}}
{{Glossary_item|term=Continuous Flow Intersection|CFI|desc=A general category type of intersection.<br><br>See the [[#Displaced Left Turn|Displaced Left Turn]] Glossary Term<br>Also see the [[wikipedia:Continuous-flow_intersection|Continuous Flow Intersection]] Wikipedia article|jump1=Displaced Left Turn|updated=2015-10-07|added=2015-01-30}}
{{Glossary_item|term=Cookie Munching|Cookies|anchor1=Cookie munching, cookies|desc=Cookies are the dots on unconfirmed roads (sometimes called pacman roads). Cookie munching (or road munching) is driving over such roads, and earns points. It also confirms the road is drive-able for the Waze server.<br><br>See the [[Your_Rank_and_Points#How_are_points_calculated.3F|Points]] Wiki Page<br>See the [[FAQ#What_are_those_dots_on_some_of_the_roads.3F|What are those dots ... ? FAQ]] Wiki Page|related1=Road Munching|related2=Pacman Roads|related3=Munching|added=2010-10-11}}
{{Glossary_item|term=Coordinator|desc=Coordinators are experts who coordinate between the local community and Waze Team, as community ambassadors. Usually Champs.<br><br>See the [[Roles_and_responsibilities#Coordinators|Coordinators]] Wiki Page<br>See the [[#Community Roles|Community Roles]] Glossary Term<br>Also see the [[#Regional Coordinator|Regional Coordinator]] Glossary Term|related1=Country Coordinator|jump2=Community Roles|jump3=Regional Coordinator|updated=2016-08-17|added=2015-01-30}}
{{Glossary_item|term=Country Coordinator|[[#CC|CC]]|desc=Term used in some countries other than the US. A Country Coordinator is a Waze appointed Coordinator for an entire country, similar to a Regional Coordinator in larger countries.<br><br>See the [[#Coordinator|Coordinator]] Glossary Term<br>See the [[#Regional Coordinator|Regional Coordinator]] Glossary Term<br>Also see the [[Rôles_et_attributions#Country_Coordinator|French Country Coordinator]] Wiki Page|jump1=Coordinator|jump2=Regional Coordinator|updated=2016-01-05|added=2015-01-30|noanchor1=yes}}
{{Glossary_item|term=Country Manager|[[#CM|CM]]|desc=An assigned role to help manage and maintain the map of an entire country.<br><br>See the [[Roles and responsibilities#Country_Manager|Country Manager]] Wiki Page<br>Also see the [[#Editing Roles|Editing Roles]] Glossary Term|jump2=Editing Roles|updated=2015-02-14|added=2014-12-07|noanchor1=yes}}
{{Glossary_item|term=DR|(abbr.)|desc="Dr" is also used as an abbreviaion for "Drive" and "Dr." for "Doctor" in segment naming.<br><br>See the [[#Dirt Road|Dirt Road]] Glossary Term|added=2015-01-30|noanchor=yes}}
{{Glossary_item|term=Drive|(alias)|desc=See the [[#Google Drive|Google Drive]] Glossary Term<br>Also see the [[#Drives|Drives]] Glossary Term|updated=2016-01-14|added=2015-02-23|noanchor=yes}}
{{Glossary_item|term=Driven Area|desc=See the [[Editable_Area#Editable Area|Editable Area]] Wiki PageGlossary Term|related1=Drives|related2jump1=Editable Area|updated=2016-0208-2217|added=2015-01-30}}
{{Glossary_item|term=Drives|anchor1=Drive|desc=A tab in the Waze Map Editor showing a list of your drives with their map links.<br><br>See the [[#Road Types|Road Types]] Glossary Term<br>Also see the [[#Driven Area|Driven Area]] Glossary Term|related1=Drives Tab Enhancer|jump1=Road Types|jump2=Driven Area|added=2015-01-30}}
{{Glossary_item|term=Drives Tab Enhancer|DTE|desc=A now obsolete browser plugin that showed more drives per sub-page on the user drives tab of the Waze Map Editor. It is now bundled as an option inside the URO+ addon.<br><br>See the [[#URO+|URO+]] Glossary Term<br>Also see the [[#Drives|Drives]] Glossary Term|jump1=URO+|jump2=Drives|updated=2016-01-14|added=2015-01-30}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=EA|(abbr.)|desc=See the [[#Editable Area|Editable Area]] Glossary Term|added=2016-02-21|noanchor=yes}}
{{Glossary_item|term=Editable Area|EA|desc=An area where a Wazer has permission to edit in the WME maps. These areas may be either granted due to it being a driven area, or assigned. <br><br>See the [[Editable_area|Editable Area]] Wiki Page|added=2016-02-21}}{{Glossary_item|term=Editable Area|desc=The entire area within which you area able to edit items in the Waze Map Editor. This includes your driven, and managed areas.<br>Also a WME Layer which highlights this area on the map. The WME "Editable Area" Layer does not however highlight the entire country if you are a Country Manager.<br><br>See the [[Waze_Map_Editor#Editable_Area|Editable Area]] Wiki Page<br>Also see the [[#Driven Area|Driven Area]] Glossary Term<br>Also see the [[#Managed Area|Managed Area]] Glossary Term|jump2related1=Driven Area|jump3related2=Managed Area|updated=20152016-0408-1619|added=2013-01-23}}
{{Glossary_item|term=Editing Roles|desc=These are assigned roles given to users who request them, and show they are qualified. They exist to enable users to help manage and maintain the map.<br><br>See the [[Roles_and_responsibilities|Roles and responsibilities]] Wiki Page<br>Also see the [[#Roles|Roles and responsibilities]] Glossary Term|related1=Area Manager|related2=Country Manager|jump2=Roles|added=2015-02-15}}
{{Glossary_item|term=Editor Profile|(alias)|desc=See the [[#Map-Editor Profile|Map-Editor Profile]] Glossary Term|added=2016-01-05|noanchor=yes}}
{{Glossary_item|term=Local Champ|LC|Waze Local Champ|anchor1=Local Champ (LC)|desc=An editor selected by Waze management or the local community leadership to join the local community leadership of a specific country. These are editors that show long standing contributions to the Waze community for their country.<br><br>See the [[Roles_and_responsibilities#Local_Champs|Local Champs]] Wiki Page<br>Also see the [[#Community Roles|Community Roles]] Glossary Term|jump2=Community Roles|updated=2015-03-04|added=2015-01-30}}
{{Glossary_item|term=Lock|desc=See the [[#Segment Lock|Segment Lock]] Glossary Term|jump1=Segment Lock|added=2015-01-30}}
{{Glossary_item|term=Locking Standards Tool|LST|desc=The Locking Standards Tool script highlights and sets locks based on your areas standards.<br><br>See the [https://greasyfork.org/en/scripts/9724-locking-standards-tool-lst script home] External page<br>Also see the [http://bitdocs.lygoogle.com/1oz2pCT presentation/d/1VufRCAE06Y-KdN2Fo5bUpi6OewvtFwniW-naDiBsQnk/edit#slide=id.g9a6848975_0_0 slide-show presentation] External page|added=2016-02-20}}
{{Glossary_item|term=Loon|Bulb|Bulb-out|desc=A widened section of road to accomodate a U-Turn type of intersection, as used in many types of Alternative Intersection types including Michigan Left Turns, a type of Median U-Turn Intersection.
(Links are pending additional entry edits)<br><br>Also see the [[#Alternative Intersections|Alternative Intersections]] Glossary Term|jump1=Alternative Intersections|added=2015-04-01}}
{{Glossary_item|term=Major Highway|[[#MH|MH]]|anchor1=MH - Major Highway|desc={{Major Highway}} is one of three highway types used in Waze. The Road Types entry lists all the road types in order.<br>{{RoadType|Major Highway}}<br>Note that when abbreviated to MH, the "M" must be capitalized to differentiate from "mH - Minor Highway".<br><br>See the [[#Road Types|Road Types]] Glossary Term|jump1=Road Types|added=2014-08-11|noanchor1=yes}}
{{Glossary_item|term=Major Traffic Events|MTE|Major Events|anchor1=Mega Events|desc=See the [[Real time closures#Major traffic events|Major Traffic Events]] Wiki Page<br>See the [https://www.waze.com/events Major Traffic Events] Waze Site|related1=Events|updated=2016-08-06|added=2015-03-16}}
{{Glossary_item|term=Managed Area|desc=See the [[Area_Manager]] Wiki Page<br>Also see the [[#Editable Area|related1Editable Area]] Glossary Term|jump2=Editable Area|updated=2016-01-04|added=2015-01-30}}
{{Glossary_item|term=Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices|MUTCD|desc=National source of road, sign, and abbreviation guidelines, published by the Federal Highway Administration
Individual states often have their own guidelines expaned from the MUTCD.<br><br>See the [http://mutcd.fhwa.dot.gov MUTCD] External page<br>Also see the [[#Federal Highway Administration|FHWA]] Glossary Term|related1=Big Green Sign|jump2=Federal Highway Administration|added=2015-01-30}}
{{Glossary_item|term=Map Chat|desc=Map Chats are public messages that all users can see and comment on.<br><br>See the [http://support.google.com/waze/answer/6089605 Messages and chatting] Waze Help Center article<br>Also see the [[Map Editor WME Chat]] Wiki Page|updated=2016-0108-0517|added=2015-02-23}}
{{Glossary_item|term=Map Editor Chat|WME Chat|Chat|desc=Internal chat system used within the Waze Map Editor.<br><br>See the [[WME Chat]] Wiki Page|updated=2016-01-05|added=2016-01-05}}
{{Glossary_item|term=Map Issue|anchor1=Map issue|anchor2=MI|desc=A button on the Waze client app Report menu to indicate there is a problem with the map by means of an Update Request.
{{Glossary_item|term=Map Team|(alias)|desc=See the [[#Waze Geo-Ops|Waze Geo-Ops]] Glossary Term|updated=2016-01-05|added=2015-02-21|noanchor=yes}}
{{Glossary_item|term=Map Tile|Tile|anchor1=Map tile, tile|desc=The Waze map is divided into a grid using 1km-square areas which are called tiles or map tiles. Changes to the map are processed on a per-tile basis. Changes to any part of a map tile causes Waze to mark the tile as changed and it will be rebuilt in the next map update cycle.<br><br>See the [[Map tiles]] Wiki Page|added=2012-02-08}}
{{Glossary_item|term=Map-A-Thon|anchor1=Mapathon|anchor2=MapAThon|anchor3=Map-a-Thon|anchor4=Map-a-thon|desc=See the [http://www.waze.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=115108 announcement] Waze forum<br>Also see the [http://community-blog.waze.com/search/label/Mapathon announcement] Waze Blog|updated=2016-08-19|added=2015-02-24}}
{{Glossary_item|term=Map-Editor Profile|Editor Profile|anchor1=Map Editor Profile|desc=This is the Waze Map-Editor Profile used within Waze map editing system.
{{Glossary_item|term=Pacman Roads|anchor1=Pacman roads|desc=Unconfirmed roads marked with dots (cookies) that have not been driven upon since being created or significantly edited in the Waze Map Editor. Driving over these roads earns you points and turns your car icon into a Pacman-type character that "munches the dots".<br><br>See the [[Your_Rank_and_Points#How_are_points_calculated.3F|Points]] Wiki Page<br>See the [[#Cookie Munching|Cookie Munching]] Glossary Term|jump2=Cookie Munching|added=2010-09-24}}
{{Glossary_item|term=Papyrus|desc=Old working name for the Waze Map Editor.<br><br>See the [[#Waze Map Editor|Waze Map Editor]] Glossary Term|jump1=Waze Map Editor|added=2015-01-30}}
{{Glossary_item|term=Parking Lot Area|PLA|desc=See the [[Places/Parking lot|Parking Lot Area]] Wiki Page<br>Also see the [[#Places|Places]] Glossary Term<br>Also see the [[#Area|Area]] Glossary Term|jump2=Places|jump3=Area|added=2016-08-17}}
{{Glossary_item|term=Parking Lot Road|PLR|anchor1=PLR - Parking Lot Road|desc={{Parking Lot Road}} is a road type used in Waze for the internal roads of parking lots and driveways. Not all internal parking lot roads, and driveways are supposed to be on the map. Not to be confused with the Area Place called Parking Lot.<br>{{RoadType|Parking Lot Road}}<br><br>See the [[#Road Types|Road Types]] Glossary Term|jump2=Road Types|updated=2015-02-15|added=2013-06-03}}
{{Glossary_item|term=Partial Restrictions|[[#PR|PR]]|anchor1=Partial Restriction|desc=The "umbrella" term that refers to Turn Restrictions and/or Segment Restrictions.<br><br>See the [[Partial_restrictions]] Wiki Page<br>See the [[#Road Types|Road Types]] Glossary Term|jump3=Road Types|added=2016-08-05|noanchor1=yes}}
{{Glossary_item|term=phpBB ®|anchor1=phpbb|anchor2=phpBB|desc=See the [[#Community Forum|Community Forum]] Glossary Term<br>Also see the [http://www.phpbb.com/ official phpBB site] External page|jump1=Community Forum|updated=2016-02-15|added=2015-01-30}}
{{Glossary_item|term=PL|(abbr.)|desc=See the [[#Permalink|Permalink]] Glossary Term|added=2016-01-14|noanchor=yes}}
{{Glossary_item|term=PLA|(abbr.)|desc=See the [[#Parking Lot Area|Parking Lot Area]] Glossary Term|added=2016-08-17|noanchor=yes}}
{{Glossary_item|term=Place Update|(alias)|desc=See the [[#Place Update Request|Place Update Request]] Glossary Term|added=2015-01-30|noanchor=yes}}
{{Glossary_item|term=Place Update Request|PUR|Place Update|anchor1=PUR - Place Update Request|desc=A Place Update Request is displayed in WME on its own layer. It is produced either from the client app similar to an Update Request, reported by a user from the requesting a new Place or an update to photo or details of an existing Place which the user doesn't have permision to update. It can also be produced in WME when an editor attempts to modify a Place locked above their rank.<br><br>See the [[#Places|Places]] Glossary Term|jump2=Places|added=2014-10-05}}
{{Glossary_item|term=Places|Venue|Landmark|anchor1=Landmarks|desc=Waze's implementation of a POI system. Places can be either an Area or a Point which affects their display on the map, but not any other features.<br><br>See the [[Places]] Wiki Page|related1=Residential Point Place|related2=Parking Lot Area|related3=Point of Interest|related3related4=Point|related4related5=Area|related5related6=Points|related6related7=Place Update Request|updated=2015-02-22|added=2015-01-30}}
{{Glossary_item|term=PLR|(abbr.)|desc=See the [[#Parking Lot Road|Parking Lot Road]] Glossary Term|added=2013-06-03|noanchor=yes}}
{{Glossary_item|term=PM|(abbr.)|desc=See the [[#Private Message|Private Message]] Glossary Term|added=2013-04-30|noanchor=yes}}
{{Glossary_item|term=TBTR|(abbr.)|desc=See the [[#Time Based Turn Restriction|Time Based Turn Restriction]] Glossary Term|added=2013-11-04|noanchor=yes}}
{{Glossary_item|term=Teams|desc={{HighlightBar|''Content for this entry has not been generated yet.''}}<br>[http://docs.google.com/forms/d/1USq9LtsTg2qnO2k1h-jZe-acoNXzqIE20IkM7NDv8FY/viewform Suggest content here]|added=2015-01-30}}
{{Glossary_item|term=TestFlight|anchor1=Test Flight|desc=The online service for over-the-air installation and testing of Apple iOS mobile applications, currently this is the platform being used for the Waze iOS beta distribution. <br><br>See the [https://developer.apple.com/testflight/apple.com TestFlight] External page<br>Also see the [[Wikipedia:TestFlight|TestFlight]] Wikipedia article|updated=2016-08-0617|added=2016-08-05}}
{{Glossary_item|term=Text to Speech|TTS|anchor1=TTS - Text-to-speech|desc=Navigation instructions spoken to the driver by the Waze application that includes street names. Some of the Waze "voices" used for navigation support TTS, while others can only speak directions, and cannot speak street names due to their lack of TTS.<br><br>Also see the [[#Voice|Voice]] Glossary Term<br>Also see the [[#Voice Commands|Voice Commands]] Glossary Term<br>Also see the [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EFCB9WUi7Zw Kevin Hart recording voices for Waze.] External page|related1=Voice|jump1=Voice|jump2=Voice Commands|updated=2015-06-01|added=2015-01-30}}
{{Glossary_item|term=Throttling|desc=A specific method of Map Protection.<br><br>See the [[#Map Protection|Map Protection]] Glossary Term|jump1=Map Protection|added=2015-02-09}}
{{Glossary_item|term=Waze Community Communications Guidelines|anchor1=Community Guidelines|desc=See the [http://www.waze.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=636&t=58102 Waze Community Communications Guidelines] Waze forum<br>Also see the [[#Waze Etiquette|Waze Etiquette]] Glossary Term|jump2=Waze Etiquette|added=2016-01-04}}
{{Glossary_item|term=Waze Community Forum|(alias)|desc=See the [[#Community Forum|Community Forum]] Glossary Term|added=2016-02-15|noanchor=yes}}
{{Glossary_item|term=Waze Etiquette|Etiquette|desc=Probably the most important page in the Wazeopedia!<br><br>See the [[Waze_EtiquetteWaze etiquette]] Wiki Page|related1=Waze Community Communications Guidelines|updated=2016-08-0617|added=2016-04-15}}
{{Glossary_item|term=Waze Etiquette|anchor1=Etiquette|desc=The communications in the Waze forums, live chat, wiki, and map editing are all managed in a similar way to [[Wikipedia:Etiquette]] with specific highlights and changes covered in this list below. These points are based on civility and respect for every Waze user.<br><br>See the [[Waze etiquette]] Wiki Page<br>Also see the [http://www.waze.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=636&t=58102 Waze Community Communications Guidelines] Waze forum|related1=Waze Community Communications Guidelines|added=2016-01-04}}
{{Glossary_item|term=Waze Expert|Expert|desc={{HighlightBar|''Content for this entry has not been generated yet.''}}<br>[http://docs.google.com/forms/d/1USq9LtsTg2qnO2k1h-jZe-acoNXzqIE20IkM7NDv8FY/viewform Suggest content here]|added=2015-01-30}}
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{{Glossary_item|term=WME Invalidated Camera Mass Eraser|desc=For careful use by senior editors only.<br><br>See the [http://greasyfork.org/en/scripts/2377-wme-invalidated-camera-mass-eraser Script's] External page<br>Also see the [http://www.waze.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1316&t=84670 Script's French] Waze forum|added=2016-02-02}}
{{Glossary_item|term=WME LevelReset - USA|anchor1=WME LevelReset|desc=Script version of the WME LevelReset tool, to make relocking segments to their appropriate lock level easy & quick.<br><br>See the [http://greasyfork.org/en/scripts/16410-wme-levelreset-usa Script's] External page|added=2016-01-31}}
{{Glossary_item|term=WME Toolbox|WMETB|TB|Toolbox|anchor1=Tool Box|anchor2=WME-TB|desc=See the [[Extension:Scripts/WME Toolbox|WME Toolbox]] Wiki Page|related1=Toolbox Country Coordinator|updated=2016-08-17|added=2015-01-30}}
{{Glossary_item|term=WME Validator|WMEV|Validator|desc={{HighlightBar|''Content for this entry has not been generated yet.''}}<br>[http://docs.google.com/forms/d/1USq9LtsTg2qnO2k1h-jZe-acoNXzqIE20IkM7NDv8FY/viewform Suggest content here]|added=2015-01-30}}
{{Glossary_item|term=WMECH |(abbr.)|desc=See the [[#WME Color Highlighter|WME Color Highlighter]] Glossary Term|added=2013-06-03|noanchor=yes}}
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