This template is a self-reference and so is part of the Wikipedia project rather than the encyclopedic content.
This inline template should be used in articles where words are used in a way where their intended meaning is ambiguous.
This template will add the article tagged to Category:Wikipedia articles needing clarification or a monthly subcategory thereof.
A brief reason for the tag. Because it may not be immediately apparent to other editors what about the tagged passage is in need of further explanation, a brief reason is generally helpful. The reason parameter displays when the mouse cursor is placed over the text the template inserts.
An optional date parameter that records when the tag was added. If this template is added without the date parameter, the date parameter will be added soon after by a [[WP:BOT|bot]].