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Asterism

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The asterism is used to draw attention to a passage of text, or divide chapters, verses, and other segments in a piece of writing.

In punctuation, an asterism is three asterisk marks arranged in a triangle shape. While an asterisk alone indicates a footnote or the missing letters in swear words, the asterism is used to draw attention to a passage of text, or divide chapters, verses, and other segments in a piece of writing.

Source: Specktor, Brandon. "12 Little-Known Punctuation Marks." Reader's Digest, Trusted Media Brands Inc., Apr. 2023, tinyurl.com/mph8vfbz. Accessed Mar. 2024.

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Symmetric, Open shape, Monochrome, Contains straight lines, Has crossing lines.

Category: Language Symbols.

Asterism is part of the Punctuation group.

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