wildcard

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  1. A character that takes the place of any other character or string that is not known or specified.

  2. 1968, (w), ''VAX/VMS'' 319(5864), page 751, Section 2.1.2 Using Wildcard Characters

  3. A wildcard character is a symbol that you can use with many DCL commands to apply the command to several files at once, rather than specifying each file individually.

    ''If the character ''*'' is acting as a wildcard, then the pattern ''a*m'' matches each of the words ''amalgam'', ''atom'' and ''alum''.''

  4. (qualifier) An uncontrolled or unpredictable element.

  5. 2008 February 8, Eli Kintisch, "From Gasoline Alleys to Electric Avenues" http://www.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/full/319/5864/750a, ''Science'' 319(5864), page 751

  6. There are several technical wildcards, such as how the larger battery packs--four times larger than those of the Prius--will withstand the rigors of city driving, (..)
  7. (qualifier) An element, often deliberately concealed, which is withheld for contingency.

  8. (alternative form of)

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