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asterisk (s) (noun), asterisks (pl)
Shown as *, used in manuscripts to mark passages or a hand printed, star-shaped figure, used primarily to indicate an omission, a reference to a footnote, a sound, or an affix (prefix, suffix).
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asterisk
1. A small star-like symbol (*), used in writing and printing as a reference mark or to indicate omission, doubtful matter, etc.
2. In linguistics, the figure of a star (*) used to mark an utterance that would be considered ungrammatical or otherwise unacceptable by native speakers of a language, as in >I>* I enjoy to ski.
3. In historical linguistics, the figure of a star (*) used to mark a hypothetical or reconstructed form that is not confirmed in a text or inscription.
4. Something in the shape of a star or asterisk (*).
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