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caret

[kar-it] /ˈkær ɪt/
noun
1.
a mark (‸) made in written or printed matter to show the place where something is to be inserted.
Origin
1700-1710
1700-10; < Latin caret (there) is lacking or wanting, 3rd person singular present indicative of carēre to be without
Can be confused
carat, caret, carrot, karat.
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caret

/ˈkærɪt/
noun
1.
a symbol (‸) used to indicate the place in written or printed matter at which something is to be inserted
Word Origin
C17: from Latin, literally: there is missing, from carēre to lack
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Word Origin and History for caret
n.

"mark in writing to show where something is to be inserted," 1680s, from Latin caret "there is lacking," 3rd person singular indicative of carere "to lack" (see caste).

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caret in Technology


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Common: hat; control; uparrow; caret; ITU-T: circumflex. Rare: chevron; INTERCAL: shark (or shark-fin); to the ("to the power of"); fang; pointer (in Pascal).

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