|1.||a mark (^) placed over a vowel to show that it is pronounced with rising and falling pitch, as in ancient Greek, as a long vowel rather than a short one, as in French, or with some other different quality|
|2.||(of certain nerves, arteries, or veins) bending or curving around|
|[C16: from Latin circumflexus, from circumflectere to bend around, from |
circumflex cir·cum·flex (sûr'kəm-flěks')
Curving or bending around.