Caret definition

kărĭt
A proofreading symbol (⁁) used to indicate where something is to be inserted in a line of printed or written matter.
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A mark (‸) used in writing or in correcting proof, to show where something is to be inserted.
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A mark [^] used by writers and proof readers to indicate that something is to be inserted in the place marked by the caret.
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(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.
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(nonstandard) A háček.
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A kind of turtle, the hawksbill.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
caret
Plural:
carets

Origin of caret

  • Latin there is lacking third person sing. present tense of carēre to lack kes- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From the Latin caret (“it lacks”), the third-person singular present active indicative form of careō (“I lack”).

    From Wiktionary

  • From Wiktionary