as*ter*isk \ ˈa-stə-ˌrisk \ -ˌrik \
  • 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
  • the character thought of as being appended to something (such as an athletic accomplishment included in a record book) typically in order to indicate that there is a limiting fact or consideration which makes that thing less important or impressive than it would otherwise be
  • someone or something considered too minor for prominent mention : footnote


asterisk \
circa 1733
  • to mark with an asterisk : star
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