* (disambiguation)

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The symbol * is called asterisk (42 in ASCII). The symbol may also refer to:

Art, entertainment, and media[edit]

Other uses[edit]

  • A symbol for not out in cricket
  • A symbol identifying a genetic lineage as a paragroup of a specified haplogroup
  • Star (game theory), the value given to the game where both players have only the option of moving to the zero game
  • In linguistics, a symbol that prefixes a word or phrase that, in historical linguistics, is a reconstructed form for which no actual examples have been found; and in linguistics of a modern language (see: synchronic linguistics), is judged ungrammatical
  • The symbol is used to refer a reader to a footnote
  • The symbol is used to refer a reader to an endnote
  • In telephony, the beginning of a Vertical service code

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