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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A mark used by an author or editor to indicate where something is to be inserted into a text.

Usage examples (24)
  • Some screen readers or screen magnifiers use the system caret to determine which area of the screen to read or magnify.
  • A caret is a proofreader's symbol, indicating where words or letters are to be inserted.
  • A heavy lash brought the very Oh! that was "caret" to complete the sentence.
  • At caret insidijs hominum, quia mitis hirundo est, for more
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  • A "carat" or "karat" is a unit of weight for precious stones, a "caret" is an editing mark that indicates the place for an insert, while a "carrot" is a root vegetable.
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