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^ U+005E, ^
CIRCUMFLEX ACCENT
]
[U+005D]
Basic Latin _
[U+005F]
̂ U+0302, ̂
COMBINING CIRCUMFLEX ACCENT
́
[U+0301]
Combining Diacritical Marks ̃
[U+0303]
U+FF3E, ^
FULLWIDTH CIRCUMFLEX ACCENT

[U+FF3D]
Halfwidth and Fullwidth Forms _
[U+FF3F]

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
    n^2 = n² = n × n
    2^n = 2ⁿ
  3. (programming) bitwise exclusive disjunction
  4. (computing) Indicates an ASCII control character in caret notation.
    ^W = end of control block
  5. (regular expressions) Matches the start position within the string. Compare $, which matches the end position within the string.
    ^example$
  6. (regular expressions) Used square brackets: [ ]. Matches a single character other than the characters and ranges specified between the square brackets.
    [^abc] matches any character other than "a", "b", or "c".
    [^a-z] matches any single character that is not a lowercase letter from "a" to "z"
  7. (dated, computing, as part of a keyboard shortcut) control key
    Press ^F to find text in your document.
  8. (Internet slang) Points to a message above in a forum, chat, etc.

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]


English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

The symbol resembles an arrowhead pointing upward.

Preposition[edit]

^

  1. (text messaging) up (in any sense)
    its ^ in d attic luv — It's up in the attic love.
  2. (text messaging) Replacing the letter sequence 'up' within 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.
    1. In the letter "a", forms "â" with the stressed sound /ɐ/, as in ânion and momentâneo.
    2. In the letter "e", forms "ê" with the stressed sound /e/, as in nêutron and português.
    3. In the letter "o", forms "ô" with the stressed sound /o/, as in avô and pôr.

Vietnamese[edit]

Diacritical mark[edit]

^

  1. A diacritical mark of the Latin script, called dấu mũ (hat mark) in Vietnamese, and found on Â/â, /, /, /, /, /, Ê/ê, /, /, /, /ế, /, Ô/ô, /, /, /, / and /.

Usage notes[edit]

In Vietnamese handwriting and signmaking, this diacritical mark often appears curved, similar to an inverted breve.