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See also: Appendix:Variations of "^"
|Unicode name||CIRCUMFLEX ACCENT|
|Unicode block||Basic Latin|
|Unicode name||COMBINING CIRCUMFLEX ACCENT|
|Unicode block||Combining Diacritical Marks|
- The caret, used by writers and proof readers to indicate that something is missing,
- Separates the base and exponent in a power expression
- x^2 = x · x, or 2^x = 2x.
- (programming) bitwise exclusive disjunction
- The circumflex accent.
- For the International Phonetic Alphabet, it is used over vowels and denotes a falling tone. (Mnemonic: start from the peak and move downwards in both directions.)
- (text messaging) up (any sense, since it's pointing upwards)
- its ^ in d attic luv — It's up in the attic love.
- (text messaging) Replacing 'up' in a word.
- A diacritical mark of the Latin script, called ĉapelo (“hat”) in Esperanto, and found on Ĉ/ĉ, Ĝ/ĝ, Ĥ/ĥ, Ĵ/ĵ and Ŝ/ŝ.
- A diacritical mark of the Latin script, called accent circonflexe (“circumflex accent”) in French, and found on Â/â, Ê/ê, Î/î, Ô/ô and Û/û.
- A diacritical mark of the Latin script, called サーカムフレックス (“circumflex”) in Japanese, and found on Â/â, Ê/ê, Î/î, Ô/ô and Û/û.
In a number of romanization systems of Japanese, particularly Kunrei-shiki, the circumflex indicates that a vowel is a long vowel.