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2 definitions found
for wild card
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
n 1: an unpredictable factor; "the weather was a wild card"
2: a playing card whose value can be determined by the person
who holds it
From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :
(From card games in
which certain cards, often the joker, can act as any other
card) A special character or character sequence which matches
any character in a string comparison, like ellipsis ("...") in
ordinary written text.
In Unix filenames '?' matches any single character and '*'
matches any zero or more characters. In regular
expressions, '.' matches any one character and "[...]"
matches any one of the enclosed characters.
See also Backus-Naur Form.
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