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asterisk

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noun as·ter·isk \ˈas-tə-ˌrisk, especially in plural also ÷-ˌrik\

Simple Definition of asterisk

  • : a symbol * that is used in printed text especially to tell someone to read a note that can be found at the bottom of a page

Full Definition of asterisk

  1. :  the character * used in printing or writing as a reference mark, as an indication of the omission of letters or words, to denote a hypothetical or unattested linguistic form, or for various arbitrary meanings

as·ter·isk·lessplay \-ləs\ adjective

Origin of asterisk

Middle English, astarisc, from Late Latin asteriscus, from Greek asteriskos, literally, little star, diminutive of aster-, astēr


First Known Use: 14th century

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asterisk

verb as·ter·isk

Definition of asterisk

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to mark with an asterisk :  star



Circa 1733

First Known Use of asterisk

circa 1733


ASTERISK Defined for Kids

asterisk

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noun as·ter·isk \ˈa-stə-ˌrisk\

Definition of asterisk

  1. :  a symbol * used in printing or in writing especially to refer a reader to a note usually at the bottom of a page





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