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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. a star-shaped character * used in printing;
[syn: asterisk, star]

VERB (1)

1. mark with an asterisk;
- Example: "Linguists star unacceptable sentences"
[syn: star, asterisk]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Asterisk \As"ter*isk\, n. [L. asteriscus, Gr. ?, dim. of 'asth`r star. See Aster.] The figure of a star, thus, ?, used in printing and writing as a reference to a passage or note in the margin, to supply the omission of letters or words, or to mark a word or phrase as having a special character. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

asterisk n 1: a star-shaped character * used in printing [syn: asterisk, star] v 1: mark with an asterisk; "Linguists star unacceptable sentences" [syn: star, asterisk]
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018):

asterisk * "*" ASCII code 42. Common names include: star; INTERCAL: splat; ITU-T: asterisk. Rare: wild card; gear; dingle; mult; spider; aster; times; twinkle; glob; Nathan Hale. Commonly used as the multiplication operator and as the Kleene star. Often doubled, as in "x**2", to mean "to the power". In C and related languages, asterisk is used as the dereference operator, "*p" meaning "the thing pointed to by p". (2006-09-10)