asterisk Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"asterisk" in British English

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asterisknoun [C]

uk   /ˈæs.tər.ɪsk/  us   /-tɚ-/
the ​symbol * , used to refer ​readers to a ​note at the ​bottom of a ​page of ​text, or to show that a ​letter is ​missing from a word: Sometimes ​taboo words are written with asterisks to ​avoidcausingoffence.
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asteriskverb [T]

uk   /ˈæs.tər.ɪsk/  us   /-tɚ-/
to write an asterisk next to something: I have asterisked the ​books that are ​essentialreading for the ​course.
(Definition of asterisk from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"asterisk" in American English

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asterisknoun [C]

 us   /ˈæs·tərˌɪsk/
a ​symbol (*) ​shaped like a ​star Note: Asterisks are usually used to show that additional information is given at the bottom of a page of text.
(Definition of asterisk from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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