Definitions for "Asterisk "
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.
This is the character "*".
A typographical sign used by both Publius and Genesis. It may be a clue to ignore the first letter of the sentence, or, on the contrary, a way to stress its importance. In the word asterisk we have ASTER, the Greek word for STAR.
Keywords:  digium, pbx, telephony, linux, iax
Asterisk is a hybrid TDM and packet voice PBX and IVR platform with ACD functionality. It acts as middleware between the Internet , telephony channels , and applications .
Asterisk is a complete PBX software. It runs on Linux and provides all of the features you would expect from a PBX and more. Asterisk does voice over IP in three protocols, and can interoperate with almost all standards-based telephony equipment using relatively inexpensive hardware. For more information, refer to www.asterisk.org
a complete PBX in software. Asterisk was developed by Mark Spencer of Digium Corporation. Asterisk enjoys a world-wide developer community with enhancements added on an ongoing basis.
Keywords:  akaishi, michiyo
Michiyo Akaishi.
Linguists use * to signal two different meanings: (1) ungrammatical and (2) a reconstructed form unattested in writing. Thus, *runned signals that for most English speakers this form violates the rule to treat run as a strong verb in its past forms. The form *ker- 'heart' signals that Indo-European had a reconstructed root in this form.
"*" Used to designate original spelling in Detail Inventory Table. Original spelling has been changed to a modern standard word. This change is indicated by the addition of an "=" to the word, i.e.: "chare*" becomes "chair=."
The asterisk * in front of an incorrect word tells you that this is not the way to pronounce it or put the parts together. For example, * saha is an incorrect pronunication of "tooth."
Kurt Busch after he got suspended in 2004 (because everyone stopped mentioning him by name)
a suggested means of identification
When used with a jockey's name or beside the weight a horse is to carry it denotes an apprentice rider. In breeding publications where it appears with a horse's name it means the horse was imported to the U.S.
a notational device to attract attention
a tight binding and is used to separate immediately adjacent components