Wild card

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Wild card may refer to:

  • Wild card (card games), a playing card that substitutes for any other card in card games
  • Wild card (sports), a tournament or playoff berth awarded to an individual or team that has not qualified through normal play
  • Wild card (foresight), low-probability, high-impact events
  • Wildcard (witch/occult), is a solitary ecceletic witch of no set path with more than 25 years of experience (Initiated spring 1990). Wildcard is the founder of a irc chat room called the #innercircle. Wildcard is a elder witch that gives off himself and at times teaches and directs one to learn about their true self and path.


  • Wildcard character, a character that substitutes for any other character or character range in regular expressions and globbing
  • Wildcard DNS record, a record in a DNS zone file that will match all requests for non-existent domain names
  • Wildcard netmask, a netmask that swapping 1 to 0 and 0 to 1 from the normal netmask
  • Wildcard certificate, a public key certificate with which you can secure multiple subdomains
  • Wildcard (Java), a special actual type parameter for generic instantiations in Java