I'm writing an MLA paper which in which I need to site 2 pages from https://www.merriam-webster.com. Here are what my citations look like in my works cited page:

"dirigisme". Merriam-Webster Online, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dirigisme. Accessed 28 February 2020.

"fascism". Merriam-Webster Online, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fascism. Accessed 28 February 2020.

How do I distinguish between these 2 sources while making in-text citations?

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(I have a very similar answer [but not the same] to this for a similar question.)

All of the examples in this answer are taken directly from this link. and this link.

My answer:

You would just make two separate citations because you are citing two separate articles. However, you should still follow the same format for each of the website citations.

If each of the articles has a date but no author, follow this citation:

MLA website citation with no author

Format: “Title of Article.” Website Name, Day Month Year, URL.
Works Cited entry: “US Election 2020: A Guide to the Final Presidential Debate.” BBC News, 21 Oct. 2020, www.bbc.com/­news/­election-­us-­2020-­54620868.
In-text citation: (“US Election 2020”)

If the articles do not have an author or date, follow this format:

MLA website citation with no author or date

Format: “Title of Article.” Website Name, URL. Accessed Day Month Year.
Works Cited entry: “Citing Sources and Referencing.” Scribbr, www.scribbr.com/­category/­citing-­sources. Accessed 16 July 2019.
In-text citation: (“Citing Sources”)

But, if the two articles are both written by the same author; you can follow this type of citation:

MLA journal citation: 2 authors

Works Cited: Eve, Martin Paul, and Joe Street. “The Silicon Valley Novel.” Literature & History, vol. 27, no. 1, May 2018, pp. 81-97, doi:10.1177/0306197318755680. In-text citation: (Eve and Street 84)

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