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EtymologyEdit

From Late Latin asteriscus, from Ancient Greek ἀστερίσκος (asterískos, a little star, asterisk, used in manuscripts to mark passages), diminutive of ἀστήρ (astḗr, a star).

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asterisk (plural asterisks)

  1. The symbol *.
  2. Something in the shape of or resembling the asterisk symbol.
  3. (sports, US) A blemish in an otherwise outstanding achievement.
    They came into the tournament highly ranked, but with a little bit of an asterisk as their last two wins had been unconvincing.

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asterisk (third-person singular simple present asterisks, present participle asterisking, simple past and past participle asterisked)

  1. (transitive) To mark or replace with an asterisk symbol (*); star.

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asterisk c (singular definite asterisken, plural indefinite asterisker)

  1. asterisk

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asterisk c

  1. asterisk

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Declension of asterisk 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative asterisk asterisken asterisker asteriskerna
Genitive asterisks asteriskens asteriskers asteriskernas