Definition of caret noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈkærət//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkærət//
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a mark (⁁) placed below a line of printed or written text to show that words or letters should be added at that place in the text Word Originlate 17th cent.: from Latin, ‘is lacking’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: caret