• WordNet 3.6
    • n caret a mark used by an author or editor to indicate where something is to be inserted into a text
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Caret kā"rĕt or kăr"ĕt A mark [^] used by writers and proof readers to indicate that something is interlined above, or inserted in the margin, which belongs in the place marked by the caret.
    • n Caret (Zoöl) The hawkbill turtle. See Hawkbill.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n caret A mark (∧) used in writing, in correcting printers' proofs, etc., to indicate the proper place of something that is interlined or written in the margin.
    • n caret A name of the hawkbill sea-turtle, Eretmochelys imbricata.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Caret kā′ret a mark, ^, used in writing when a word is left out.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. caret, there is wanting, fr. carere, to want
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. caret, there is wanting.


In literature:

These have been referred to by your astronomer Lowell as "Carets," named so by reason of their peculiar shape.
"The Planet Mars and its Inhabitants" by Eros Urides and J. L. Kennon
Qui caret argento, frustra utitur argumento.
"The Anatomy of Melancholy" by Democritus Junior
At tu quisque emis, lector studiose, libellum Laetus emas; mendis nam caret istud opus.
"Notes & Queries, No. 6. Saturday, December 8, 1849" by Various
Caret epulis exstructisque mensis et frequentibus poculis.
"Cato Maior de Senectute" by Marcus Tullius Cicero
At caret insidijs hominum, quia mitis hirundo est, Quasque colat turres Chaonis ales habet.
"Chronicles (1 of 6): The Historie of England (6 of 8)" by Raphael Holinshed
Caret profecto omnibus his, qui vitam suam vult semper habere cum famulis.
"The Letters of Cassiodorus" by Cassiodorus (AKA Magnus Aurelius Cassiodorus Senator)
The weight of this rare gem is forty carets.
"Foot-prints of Travel" by Maturin M. Ballou
Here is a little tale that has not "caret"-ed its "vates"; "sacer" is another point.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 25 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
Sol erat hic Gallis, sed eum jam fata tulerunt: Ergo caret Regio Gallica sole suo.
"Letters of Abelard and Heloise" by Pierre Bayle
In November of the same year, two more missionaries, Fathers Caret and Laval, came on to Tahiti.
"Narrative of the Circumnavigation of the Globe by the Austrian Frigate Novara, Volume III" by Karl Ritter von Scherzer
Anaesthesia Sexualis status est in quo vir aut mulier omnino caret sensatione sexuali.
"Essays In Pastoral Medicine" by Austin ÓMalley
Remigum pinna prima brevissima aliquando caret.
"Zoological Illustrations, Volume III" by William Swainson
Quo caret alma fides, quo sancti gratia Christi Per quam justus ait talia Sedulius.
"Insula Sanctorum et Doctorum" by John Healy

In poetry:

There was Carlincraft Jock an' his queer tittie Meg,
Wha caret'na the warl' nor its fashions a feg,
Jock's hoose had nae door but a stane prappit broad,
Roun' whilk wad come snokin' slee Lowrie the tod.
"A Wheen Aul' Memories" by Janet Hamilton

In news:

The Stories Behind All Those Brackets, Slashes, and Carets.
UMass President Robert Caret going on bus tour through Massachusetts.
Medical Device Firm Innovative Trauma CareT Names Philip W Faris Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors.
Caret said federal agencies that finance the university's research, including the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation, could lose more than 8 percent of their funding .
The proposal came less than six weeks after UMass president Robert Caret testified before the Legislature, urging it to boost funding for higher education.
18k gold ring w/15 diamonds.75 caret by-pass design, make lovely gift $300 obo call after 4pm.

In science:

These vertices are cal led the weighted carets.
Convexity properties of Thompson's group F
In the negative tree for the tree pair representing gx0 , the caret rn+2 is a right caret at level n + 3, whereas in the tree pair diagram for g it is a right caret at level n + 2.
Convexity properties of Thompson's group F
In order for the path γ to terminate at h, there is a point at which the pair of carets numbered rn+2 in each tree must be removed as part of a reduction along γ .
Convexity properties of Thompson's group F
This requires caret rn+2 from T− to be an interior caret at the point of reduction.
Convexity properties of Thompson's group F
Given the effect of multiplication by each generator on the tree pair diagram as described in Section 2, we observe that the generators in Xn cannot move any right caret off the right side of the tree unless it is at level 1 through n + 1.
Convexity properties of Thompson's group F
Hence, we conclude that there is a smallest nontrivial prefix γ0 of γ so that in gγ0 = f the caret rn+2 in the negative tree for f is a right caret at level n + 1.
Convexity properties of Thompson's group F
During this process, the carets in T+ remain unchanged, though additional carets may be added to T+ to form S+ .
Convexity properties of Thompson's group F
We first show that the tree pair diagram (S− , S+ ) constructed in this way must be unreduced, and that when the reduction is accomplished, some of the original carets from T+ will be removed from S+ .
Convexity properties of Thompson's group F
If this was not the case, then in S− there would be at least k + 1 carets with smaller infix numbers than rn+1 which were not right carets, and thus counted towards l∞ (f ).
Convexity properties of Thompson's group F
Additionally, in S+ there would also be k + 1 interior carets with infix numbers less than rn+2 , and caret rn+2 itself is also an interior caret.
Convexity properties of Thompson's group F
Thus there must be some reduction of the carets of T+ , viewed as a subtree of S+ , in order to obtain the reduced tree pair diagram for gγ0 = f .
Convexity properties of Thompson's group F
We now consider which carets of T+ , viewed as a subtree of S+ might be reduced; in order for a caret to be reduced after multiplication by a particular generator, it must be exposed, that is, both leaves have valence one.
Convexity properties of Thompson's group F
The only exposed carets of T+ itself are carets 2 and rn+2 .
Convexity properties of Thompson's group F
Since caret rn+2 is a right caret in S− , and not the final right caret, it is not exposed in S− .
Convexity properties of Thompson's group F
Therefore, it must be that in reducing (S− , S+ ), the original caret 2 from the infix ordering on T+ must cancel.
Convexity properties of Thompson's group F