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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.
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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.]
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(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]
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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]
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|Noun||1.||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"
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