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definition of the word asterisk

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Punctuation marks

apostrophe ( ' ) ( )
brackets ( ( ) ) ( [ ] ) ( { } ) ( )
colon ( : )
comma ( , )
dashes ( ) ( ) ( ) ( )
ellipsis ( )
exclamation mark ( ! )
full stop/period ( . )
hyphen ( - ) ( )
interrobang ( )
question mark ( ? )
quotation marks ( ) ( )
semicolon ( ; )
slash/solidus ( / )
space (   ) and interpunct ( · )

Other typographer’s marks

ampersand ( & )
asterisk ( * ) and asterism ( )
at-sign ( @ )
backslash ( \ )
bullet ( , more )
dagger ( )
degrees ( ° )
number sign ( # )
prime ( )
tilde ( ~ )
underscore ( _ )
vertical bar/pipe ( | )

Singular
asterisk

Plural
asterisks

asterisk (plural asterisks)

  1. Symbol (*), used to highlight a particular word or sentence, often to indicate a footnote.
  2. (sports, US) A blemish in an otherwise outstanding achievement.
    They came into the tournament highly ranked, but with a little bit of an asterisk as their last two wins had been unconvincing.
  3. (biology) Alternate of Asteriscus.
  4. (computing) A wildcard symbol.


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