Origin of caretL, there is lacking, 3d person; personal (grammar) singular of carere, to lack
Origin of caretLatin, there is lacking, third person sing. present tense of car&emacron;re, to lack; see kes- in Indo-European roots.
- A mark [^] used by writers and proof readers to indicate that something is to be inserted in the place marked by the caret.
- (graphical user interface) An indicator, often a blinking line or bar, indicating where the next insertion or other edit will take place. Also called a cursor.
- (nonstandard) A háček.
From the Latin caret (“it lacks”), the third-person singular present active indicative form of careō (“I lack”).
- A kind of turtle, the hawksbill.
caret - Computer Definition
(1) A vertical, flashing bar used as a pointer for entering text. See caret browsing.
(2) The small up-facing arrow on the "6" key (shift-6) on a typewriter keyboard. Also called a "hat," it is used as a symbol for several different operations. The mathematical expression 2^12 means 2 to the 12th power. It is also used as an exclusive OR operator (see XOR), and it is sometimes found as a symbol for the Control key; for example, ^Y means Ctrl-Y.