# Asterisk Symbol

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Symbol Format Data
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U+002A
TeX
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SVG

## 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.

The asterisk symbol is also used to represent the convolution operation. See 3Blue1Brown’s excellent video here.

## Related

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