Definitions

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  • noun alchemy The symbol for sal ammoniac.
  • noun astronomy A star.
  • noun Used at the beginning of a footnote, especially if it is the only one on the page, and after a word, phrase, or sentence that this footnote relates to.
  • noun Internet slang, informal Used in pairs around a word or phrase to indicate emphasis; especially, used in plain-text contexts to simulate italics or boldface.
  • noun linguistics Used before a term to denote that it is only hypothesized and not actually attested, conveying two distinct notions:
  • noun linguistics Used before a term (word, or a sentence or phrase) to show that it is grammatically incorrect, or in some other way ill-formed.
  • noun Internet slang Used before or after a word to show a correction has been made; the error being made by the person spelling the said word incorrectly.
  • noun computing Used in various computing contexts as a multiplication symbol.
  • noun Internet Indicates a field of a form that should be filled out obligatorily.
  • noun cricket Marks a score or statistic that is incomplete; for example the score of a batsman who is (or was) not out.
  • noun computing Used as a wildcard to denote zero or more characters.
  • noun computing Used to denote the Kleene star operation, indicating zero or more repetitions of a subpattern.
  • abbreviation text messaging star
  • abbreviation text messaging Replacing the sounding /-ɑː(r)/ (star) on any word that has this pronunciation or similar.

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Examples

  • Man On Pink Corner said: "Hmm, for a ~3000-pound car at 86 MPH, the kinetic energy would be 0.5 * m * v*v = 0.5 * 1400 * 38 * ..." lummels said: "Yep, eliminating caps lock would be a great way to piss typographers off. ..."

    Boing Boing

  • Man On Pink Corner said: "Hmm, for a ~3000-pound car at 86 MPH, the kinetic energy would be 0.5 * m * v*v = 0.5 * 1400 * 38 * ..." lummels said: "Yep, eliminating caps lock would be a great way to piss typographers off. ..."

    Boing Boing

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