Definitions for "Wildcard"
A simplified version of the Kleene closure, usually consisting only of " * o" for "any string" and "? o" for "any character", used to allow variable pattern specifications. Found in Unix shell dialects, DOS command syntax, and a large number of search languages based on regular expressions.
A symbol such as * which can be used instead of one or more letters when the spelling of a word is not certain. You can use wildcards in the Quick Search and the Advanced Search, for example, "sm*th".
(n.) A metacharacter that represents a range of ordinary characters. An example is the shell's use of * and ?.
Irrespective of their positions in the rankings, an organizer can invite one or more players to take part in a tournament, offering them wildcards. This gives event organizers the opportunity of offering places to promising young players, or alternatively to stars who have failed to register in time for the tournament.
Given to select players who have not qualified for a tournament so they can participate. Preference usually given to young talent in the host country and also big name players who have slipped down the rankings.
Players that are allowed into a tournament without the normal registration or qualifications.
An event which is highly unlikely, but would have a huge impact if it did occur. An example might be an asteroid colliding with the earth. But even if the probability of any one wild card happening is very low, so many diffeernt wild cards are possible that the combined chance of one of them happening - somewhere in the world, over some time extended period - can be quite high. Similar to discontinuity.
a card that can take on any value , usually the value of a card you need to make the best poker hand
applications: Code name for HyperCard.
Is the unilateral choice of one party to a transaction. For bond futures, the wildcard or seller's option refers to the selection of coupon and allowable maturity to be made against delivery.
You can use the * as a wildcard to select multiple files.
refers to the a variable filename or http address. It is commonly used when the reader needs to add the address or filename. It is less confusing than using since there may be an address which is exactly the one given.
Keywords:  segment, range, address, values
A range of possible values for any segment of an IP address.