asterisk

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Etymology[edit]

From Late Latin asteriscus, from Ancient Greek ἀστερίσκος (asterískos, a little star, asterisk, used in manuscripts to mark passages), diminutive of ἀστήρ (astḗr, a star).

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Noun[edit]

asterisk (plural asterisks)

  1. Symbol (*).
  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.

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Verb[edit]

asterisk (third-person singular simple present asterisks, present participle asterisking, simple past and past participle asterisked)

  1. To mark with an asterisk symbol (*)

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Noun[edit]

asterisk c (singular definite asterisken, plural indefinite asterisker)

  1. asterisk

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Noun[edit]

asterisk c

  1. asterisk

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