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Character  ^ 
Unicode name CIRCUMFLEX ACCENT
Codepoint U+005E
] ← Basic Latin → _
Character  ̂ 
Unicode name COMBINING CIRCUMFLEX ACCENT
Codepoint U+0302
́ ← Combining Diacritical Marks → ̃

Translingual[edit]

Symbol[edit]

^

  1. The caret, used by writers and proof readers to indicate that something is missing,
  2. Separates the base and exponent in a power expression
    x^2 = x · x, or 2^x = 2x.
  3. (programming) bitwise exclusive disjunction

Diacritical mark[edit]

^

  1. The circumflex accent.
  2. 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.)

See also[edit]

Noun[edit]

^

  1. (computing, as part of a keyboard shortcut) control key

English[edit]

Preposition[edit]

^

  1. (text messaging) up (any sense, since it's pointing upwards)
    its ^ in d attic luv — It's up in the attic love.
  2. (text messaging) Replacing 'up' in a word.

Esperanto[edit]

Diacritical mark[edit]

^

  1. 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.

French[edit]

Diacritical mark[edit]

^

  1. 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.

Japanese[edit]

Diacritical mark[edit]

^

  1. 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.

Usage notes[edit]

In a number of romanization systems of Japanese, particularly Kunrei-shiki, the circumflex indicates that a vowel is a long vowel.

Other romanization systems, particularly Hepburn, use the macron (an uppermost horizontal line: ¯) for that purpose.


Portuguese[edit]

Diacritical mark[edit]

^

  1. A diacritical mark of the Latin script, called acento circunflexo (circumflex accent) in Portuguese, and found on Â/â, Ê/ê and Ô/ô.