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cir·cum·flex

 (sûr′kəm-flĕks′)
n.
Any of several marks, especially ( ^ ), used over a vowel in certain languages or in phonetic keys to indicate quality of pronunciation.
adj.
1. Having this mark.
2. Curving around: a circumflex blood vessel.

[From Latin circumflexus, bent around, circumflex, past participle of circumflectere, to bend around : circum-, circum- + flectere, to bend.]

circumflex

(ˈsɜːkəmˌflɛks)
n
(Phonetics & Phonology) 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
adj
(Anatomy) (of certain nerves, arteries, or veins) bending or curving around
[C16: from Latin circumflexus, from circumflectere to bend around, from circum- + flectere to bend]
ˌcircumˈflexion n

cir•cum•flex

(ˈsɜr kəmˌflɛks)

n.
1. a mark (^ or ~) placed over a vowel in some languages to indicate that the vowel is long, as in French, pronounced with a rise and fall in pitch, as in Classical Greek, stressed, or pronounced with a particular quality, as the (â) in (âr) air.
adj.
2.
a. consisting of, indicated by, or bearing a circumflex.
b. pronounced with or characterized by the quality, length, stress, or pitch indicated by a circumflex.
3. bending or winding around.
v.t.
4. to bend around.
[1555–65; < Latin circumflexus=circum- circum- + flectere to bend]

circumflex

A mark (^) placed over a vowel in some languages, such as French, to show a change in pronunciation.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.circumflex - a diacritical mark (^) placed above a vowel in some languages to indicate a special phonetic quality
diacritic, diacritical mark - a mark added to a letter to indicate a special pronunciation
Translations
cirkumflex

circumflex

[ˈsɜːkəmfleks]
A. Ncircunflejo m
B. CPD circumflex accent Nacento m circunflejo

circumflex

[ˈsɜːrkəmflɛks] n (also circumflex accent) → accent m circonflexe

circumflex

nZirkumflex m

circumflex

[ˈsɜːkmˌflɛks] n (also circumflex accent) → accento circonflesso
References in classic literature ?
I was with the Philadelphia Institute expedition in the Bad Lands under Professor Cope, hunting mastodon bones, and I overheard him say, his own self, that any plantigrade circumflex vertebrate bacterium that hadn't wings and was uncertain was a reptile.
The anterior and posterior humeral circumflex vessels have branches that directly penetrate bone; other arteries contribute through anastamosis systems with the circumflex vessels.
The g in Dagi should have a circumflex, which does not sound, but lengthens the preceding vowel.
The left circumflex coronary artery showed severe calcific atherosclerosis.
Note to Editors: There should be a circumflex mark over the "o" in "Amazonia" and the second "e" in "Eugenio" above.
The stenosis rate of the circumflex artery was 90% [Figure 1]a and b.
In normal course the third part of axillary artery gives rise to subscapular artery, anterior circumflex humeral and posterior circumflex humeral arteries.
After origin, it was divided into anterior interventricular and left circumflex branch at a distance of 20 mm and continued in its normal course.
7) In patients with posterior ischemia due to obstruction of blood flow in the right or left circumflex coronary artery, upright U waves may become more prominent in the precordial leads, presumably the reciprocal of inverted U waves posteriorly.
The external iliac artery normally gives two named branches; the inferior epigastric artery and the deep circumflex iliac arteries.
Patients with pacemakers had 10%-15% decreases in stenosis in the left anterior descending artery, the circumflex artery, and the right coronary artery, Patients in the control group had increases of about 15% in stenosis in the three arteries.