Definition of asterisk noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

asterisk

 noun
noun
NAmE//ˈæstərɪsk//
 
 
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the symbol ( * ) placed next to a particular word or phrase to make people notice it or to show that more information is given in another place I've placed an asterisk next to the tasks I want you to do first. If you have an asterisk key on your telephone, please press it now.
asteriskverbasterisk something
 
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I've asterisked the tasks I want you to do first.