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A symbol used to represent a digit in a math puzzle—where letters or symbols are used in place of digits—and the problem solver has to figure out the value of the digit.
In the equation 5x – 5 = *x – 3, if x = 2 is the solution, what is the value of "*"? Answer: 4.
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by MathPlus November 28, 2016
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1. Used in IM conversations to point out a typo and correct it.
2. Used in IM conversations, forums and chat rooms to define something as an action.
3. Used to censor out letter or entire words.
1. Person:Helio
Person:*Hello

2. *slaps name with a wet fish*

3. **** you you ****ing wh*re.
by Curtain Lady February 15, 2005
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The Universal Symbol Of The Catch.

Used extensively in web advertising, promotions, and spam. Placing the symbol after a statement is a legally permissible way to lie.
Win A FREE iPod!*

Then, at the bottom of the site in 4-point same-color-as-background font...

*By subscribing to 5 million offers, spending five times the money it costs to buy the iPod, giving us all your personal and financial info, and expressly permitting us to spy on you until the end of time.
by Elvarg June 18, 2005
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Used around actions when speaking on the internet. duh! *flicks hair*
person1- I love you *kisses*
person2- EW! *pushes away*
by the_end_is_nigh (myspace) August 02, 2005
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Someting placed after a statement in advertising to say that the statement isn't true.
FREE ROOT BEER FOR LIFE!*

*only valid for 45 year old war veterens in El Paso.
by enjuneer November 08, 2003
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symbol used in IM conversations to correct a mis-spelled word.
bobby-fred: u r funny lil.
bobby-fred: lol*
by sxc_em September 06, 2007
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