Asterisk Symbol

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U+002A
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Usage

The asterisk symbol is used in computing to represent the multiplication operator. Typically, the symbol is used in an expression like this:

4*5

In plain language, the expression represents multiplied by when entered into a calculator.

Related

times

The times symbol represents the cross product operator. It is also common for the symbol to represent multiplication when it is first introduced.

Links

Multiplication Computing

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