(Homonym: carat, carrot, karat).
A mark used by an author or editor to indicate where something is to be inserted into a text.
The small, upward-pointing symbol (^) typically found over the 6 key on the top row of a microcomputer keyboard. In some programming languages, the caret is used as an exponentiation operator. For example, the expression 3 ^ 2 represents the number 3 raised to the second power. The caret is also used to represent the Control key on the keyboard. For example, ^Z means “hold the Control key down and press the Z key.”.
mark (^) used to note an omission.
mark indicating omission.