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splat

(1)
Name used in many places (DEC, IBM, and others) for the asterisk ("*") character (ASCII 0101010). This may derive from the "squashed-bug" appearance of the asterisk on many early line printers.

splat

(2)
Name used by some MIT people for the "#" character (ASCII 35).

splat

(3)
(Rochester Institute of Technology) The feature key on a Mac (same as alt).

splat

(4)
An obsolete name used by some people for the Stanford/ITS extended ASCII circle-x character. This character is also called "blobby" and "frob", among other names; it is sometimes used by mathematicians as a notation for "tensor product".

splat

(5)
An obsolete name for the semi-mythical Stanford extended ASCII circle-plus character.

See also ASCII.

splat

A strip which covers the joints between adjacent sheets of building board.