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Asterisk vs. Asterix

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Asterisknoun

The symbol *.

Asterixnoun

misspelling of asterisk

Asterisknoun

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.’;

Asterix

Asterix or The Adventures of Asterix (French: Astérix or Astérix le Gaulois [asteʁiks lə ɡolwa]; lit. ) is a French comic book series about Gaulish warriors, who have adventures and fight the Roman Republic during the era of Julius Caesar in an ahistorical telling of the time after the Gallic Wars.

‘Asterix the Gaul’;

Asteriskverb

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

Asterisknoun

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.

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Asterisknoun

a star-shaped character * used in printing

Asteriskverb

mark with an asterisk;

‘Linguists star unacceptable sentences’;

Asterisk

The asterisk *, from Late Latin asteriscus, from Ancient Greek ἀστερίσκος, asteriskos, , is a typographical symbol. It is so called because it resembles a conventional image of a star.

‘little star’;

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