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  • Asterisk | Definition and Translations

    An asterisk (from Greek asteriskos: “little star”) is a typographical symbol, usually drawn as five-pointed or six-pointed star. It has various uses, like indicating a birth day or a wild card in computer science.


    Dutch: asterisk
    French: astérisque
    German: Asterisk, Sternchen
    Italian: asterisco
    Polish: asterysk, gwiazdka (colloquially)
    Portuguese: asterisco
    Russian: звёздочка, астери́ск
    Spanish: asterisco
    Turkish: yıldız, asterisk

    Ralf Herrmann By Ralf Herrmann ()
    Contributors: L_____B Przemysław Sakrajda Stéphane de Schrevel tipografi

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