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caret

[ kar-it ]
/ ˈkær ɪt /
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noun
a mark (‸) made in written or printed matter to show the place where something is to be inserted.
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Origin of caret

1700–10; <Latin caret (there) is lacking or wanting, 3rd person singular present indicative of carēre to be without

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH caret

carat, caret , carrot, karat
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British Dictionary definitions for caret

caret
/ (ˈkærɪt) /

noun
a symbol (‸) used to indicate the place in written or printed matter at which something is to be inserted

Word Origin for caret

C17: from Latin, literally: there is missing, from carēre to lack
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