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.
This is the character "*".
A typographical sign used by both Publius and Genesis. It may be a clue to ignore the first letter of the sentence, or, on the contrary, a way to stress its importance. In the word asterisk we have ASTER, the Greek word for STAR.
a star-shaped liturgical utensil used to cover the eucharistic elements lying in a paten and to guard them from contact with the first veil
Star-like symbol, ASCII code 42 decimal. Usually rendered six-pointed, but has also been spotted with five or eight points.
An operator for expanding the scope of your search. An asterisk represents 0 or more alphanumeric characters. Placing an asterisk at the end of a word differs from stemming, in that it finds all words that begin with the preceding string, regardless of meaning.
a star-shaped character * used in printing
mark with an asterisk; "Linguists star unacceptable sentences"
a multi-character wildcard, matching zero or more characters
a pattern that will match multiple characters, as described in Patterns Matching Multiple Characters, below
a symbol or
a symbol used to refer the reader to footnotes below the text
a truncation operator
a typographical convention
a wildcard character that means that any number of levels in a defined hierarchy can be between the components
(*) - The truncation character (also called a Wild Card) used in many search engines and other electronic sources including AltaVista, Yahoo, Britannica CD and the DCCCD online library catalog.
The asterisk, also called the Star, is a sacred vessel placed over the Paten to keep the Holy Bread and particles disposed around it in a prescribed order. Also serves to support the aer and veil covering the Chalice and Paten.
n. 1. The character (*) used in applications and programming languages to signify multiplication. 2. In Windows, MS-DOS, OS/2, and other operating systems, a wildcard character that can be used in place of other characters, as in *.*, which represents any combination of filename and extension. See also question mark, star-dot-star, wildcard character. 3. In the C and C++ programming languages, the character used to dereference a pointer to a class or structure. See also dereference, pointer (definition 1).
star-like symbol indicating a footnote or other additional information (*)
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