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The Scarecrow, from the Wizard of Oz, captured the friendly and helpful nature of disambiguation: "...some people prefer to go.....BOTH ways!"

To disambiguate is to make something less ambiguous.

Often two concepts will share a common name. On a wiki, in such a case we often make a wiki page that links to more specific pages, which aids a reader in navigation.

For instance, we have a disambiguation page for xyz. This page gives the reader an easy way to find xyz-a or xyz-b, which both have pages on our wiki.

A related concept is a redirect.