Asterisk Symbol
The asterisk symbol is used in computing to represent the multiplication operator. For example, the symbol is used in the expression below.
4*5
In plain language, the expression represents multiplied by when entered into a calculator. The table below contains various computer formats of the symbol.
Symbol  Format  Data 

*  Unicode 

TeX 


SVG 
Usage
Multiplication Computing  Notation
When entering an expression in a computer multiplication is represented using the asterisk symbol.