caret

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caret

a writer’s and a proofreader’s mark: A caret is a symbol that is used to indicate where material is to be inserted in a document.
Not to be confused with:
carat – the weight of precious stones, especially diamonds: The stone in her engagement ring was over two carats.
karat – proportion of pure gold used with an alloy: Her earrings were made of 24 karat gold.

car·et

 (kăr′ĭt)
n.
A proofreading symbol (^) used to indicate where something is to be inserted in a line of printed or written matter.

[Latin, there is lacking, third person sing. present tense of carēre, to lack; see kes- in Indo-European roots.]

caret

(ˈkærɪt)
n
(Journalism & Publishing) a symbol (⁁) used to indicate the place in written or printed matter at which something is to be inserted
[C17: from Latin, literally: there is missing, from carēre to lack]

car•et

(ˈkær ɪt)

n.
a mark (^) made in written or printed matter to show the place where something is to be inserted.
[1700–10; < Latin caret (there) is lacking or wanting]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.caret - a mark used by an author or editor to indicate where something is to be inserted into a text
mark - a written or printed symbol (as for punctuation); "his answer was just a punctuation mark"
Translations

caret

[ˈkærət] Nsigno m de intercalación

caret

n (Typ) → Einschaltungszeichen nt; (on ruler) → Caret-Zeichen nt
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Justice Indermeet Kaur refused to entertain the plea of Dinakaran, a nephew of jailed All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam leader V K Sasikala, but asked the poll official to decide to whom the hat symbol must be allotted for the by-election to the seat which fell vacant after the death of chief minister J Jayalalithaa.
The only way to remove the hat symbol is to apply the production [S.sup.$] [right arrow] [epsilon].
Also open window number 8 on your game card and if you have the SANTA'S HAT symbol you have won a Santa's stocking and mince pies.