Translation of wild card in Spanish:

wild card

noun/nombre

  • 1.1 (in card games) comodín (masculine)
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    • It was subsequently adopted in versions of Poker, Rummy and other games as a wild card which could be used as a substitute for any desired card.
    • If the joker is turned up, there are no wild cards and the value of the hand is doubled.
    • If your team starts a meld of wild cards, you cannot add any wild cards to any of your other melds until your wild card canasta is complete.
    1.2 [Sport/Deporte] (in golf, tennis)[ invitación a participar en un torneo aun cuando el jugador no cumple los requisitos ]; (in US football) [ puesto en las finales adjudicado a los mejores equipos de entre los perdedores ]
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    • The young Bulgarian entered the competition with a wild card, thanks to one of the most popular management companies in the world, IMG.
    • Hingis will, undoubtedly, be showered with wild cards to enter any tournament she chooses.
    • ‘Yayuk failed to receive the wild card as her world ranking in both singles and doubles event did not meet the qualification,’ Benny explained.
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    • To gain the playoffs as the wild card, a team will need 90 wins, according to the best estimates.
    • The realignment with four divisions within each conference makes it so that the four division winners plus two wild cards will make the playoffs from both the AFC and NFC.
    • The next season gave us the world champion Ravens, a 12-4 wild card team that finished 8-8 in 1999.
    1.3 (factor) imponderable (masculine)
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    • One wild card is the uncertainty surrounding the membership of the FCC.
    • He too forfeits, the sex and mystery of a wild card like Coco no longer in his life.
    • The Brotherhood is the wild card in the reform game.
    1.4 [Computing/Informática] comodín (masculine)
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    • Many search engines employ wild cards - special symbols, usually an asterisk (*), that you add to a term to indicate different possibilities.
    • You can run the program against multiple files by using wild cards in the filename.
    • Try the asterisk (*) wild card when searching for a phrase.

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Spain had three civil wars known as the guerras carlistas (1833-39, 1860, 1872-76). When Fernando VII died in 1833, he was succeeded not by his brother the Infante Don Carlos de Borbón, but by his daughter Isabel, under the regency of her mother María Cristina. This provoked a mainly northern-Spanish revolt, with local guerrillas pitted against the forces of the central government. The Carlist Wars were also a confrontation between conservative rural Catholic Spain, especially the Basque provinces and Aragón, led by the carlistas, and the progressive liberal urban middle classes allied with the army. Carlos died in 1855, but the carlistas, representing political and religious traditionalism, supported his descendants' claims until reconciliation in 1977 with King Juan Carlos.