Wild card

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Wild card most commonly refers to:

  • Wild card (cards), a playing card that substitutes for any other card in card games
  • Wild card (sports), a tournament or playoff place awarded to an individual or team that has not qualified through normal play

Wild card, wild cards or Wildcard may also refer to:


  • Matching wildcards or globbing, an algorithm for comparing text with wildcard characters
  • 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 mask, a netmask that swaps 1 to 0 and 0 to 1 compared to the normal netmask
  • Wildcard certificate, a public key certificate used to secure multiple subdomains
  • Wildcard (Java), a special actual type parameter for generic instantiations in the Java programming language
  • Studio Wildcard, an American video game developer best known for Ark: Survival Evolved


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