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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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Caret also said Northrop had been unwilling to enter into an agreement that would prevent the sharing of confidential business information.
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"Today's announcement is the culmination of years of unwavering focus by the Boeing and Saab team," Caret said in a statement.
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Caret is leaving after a four-year stint to become chancellor of the University System of Maryland.
Caret has been named the next chancellor of the University System of Maryland.
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It looks most like the caret mark used by fifteenth-century scribes to insert text interlineally when correcting; it is placed between words at a low level, almost below the line of text.