# 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
42

TeX
*
SVG

### Usage

Multiplication Computing | Notation

When entering an expression in a computer multiplication is represented using the asterisk symbol.