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Mathematica Character Name


  • Unicode: 002A.
  • Raw operator.
  • Equivalent to the ordinary ASCII character with code 42.
  • In addition to one-dimensional uses, x* is by default interpreted as SuperStar[x].
  • x* is often used in mathematics to indicate a conjugate, dual, or completion of x.