Asterisk As"ter*isk, n. [L. asteriscus, Gr. ?, dim. of 'asth`r star. See {Aster}.] The figure of a star, thus, ?, used in printing and writing as a reference to a passage or note in the margin, to supply the omission of letters or words, or to mark a word or phrase as having a special character. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

(in printing)

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Asterisk — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Asterisk Asterisk 1.4.0 …   Wikipedia Español

  • Asterisk — • This is a utensil for the Liturgy according to the Greek Rite, which is not used in Roman Rite Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Asterisk     Asterisk      …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • *~Asterisk~ — est le 9e single du groupe Japonais Orange Range. Il a été utilisé pour être le premier intro de l anime de Bleach de Tite Kubo. Liste des Pistes * Asterisk Mission in Taisakusen Spiral * Asterisk Romantic Ver. Portail de la musique …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Asterisk — es una aplicación de código abierto de una centralita telefónica (PBX). Como cualquier PBX, se puede conectar un número determinado de teléfonos para hacer llamadas entre sí e incluso conectar a un proveedor de VoIP o bien a una RDSI tanto… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Asterisk — (frz. astérisque „Sternchen“) steht für: Sternchen (Schriftzeichen) (*), ein typografisches Zeichen Asterisk (Telefonanlage), eine freie Software, die alle Funktionalitäten einer herkömmlichen Telefonanlage abdeckt Robert James Fletcher… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • asterisk — ► NOUN ▪ a symbol (*) used in text as a pointer to an annotation or footnote. ► VERB ▪ mark with an asterisk. ORIGIN Greek asteriskos small star …   English terms dictionary

  • asterisk — (n.) figure used in printing and writing to indicate footnote, omission, etc., late 14c., asterich, asterisc, from L.L. asteriscus, from Gk. asterikos little star, dim. of aster star (see ASTRO (Cf. astro )). As a verb from 1733 …   Etymology dictionary

  • asterisk — ȁsterisk m DEFINICIJA tisk. grafički znak u obliku zvjezdice (*) ETIMOLOGIJA grč. asterískos: zvjezdica …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • asterisk. (*) — This has many special uses, the most common of which is as a marker in a text to draw attention to a footnote, or in a handwritten document to signal an addition. It is also used, especially in older writing, to stand for letters omitted from… …   Modern English usage

  • asterisk — [as′tər isk΄] n. [LL asteriscus < Gr asteriskos, dim. of astēr, STAR] a starlike sign (*) used in printing to indicate footnote references, omissions, etc. vt. to mark with this sign …   English World dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”