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caret

[′kar·ət]
(graphic arts)
A printed or written character having the form of an inverted V.

caret

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Common: hat; control; uparrow; caret; ITU-T: circumflex. Rare: chevron; INTERCAL: shark (or shark-fin); to the ("to the power of"); fang; pointer (in Pascal).

caret

(1) A vertical, flashing bar used as a pointer for entering text. See caret browsing.

(2) The small up-facing arrow on the "6" key (shift-6) on a typewriter keyboard. Also called a "hat," it is used as a symbol for several different operations. The mathematical expression 2^12 means 2 to the 12th power. It is also used as an exclusive OR operator (see XOR), and it is sometimes found as a symbol for the Control key; for example, ^Y means Ctrl-Y.


The Caret
Sitting like a hat on the "6" key, the caret has become a multi-purpose symbol.








The Control Key
This screen shot from WordStar, a popular word processor in the 1980s, shows the command menu at the top. All commands were initiated by holding down the Control key, which was symbolized by the caret (^).
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2008b) Caret Payment (child): A New Approach--Report of the Caret Payment (child) Review Taskforce, Appendix E: History of government financial assistance for carets, Canberra, FAHCSIA http://www.
So there were sixty-nine occasions when pages ended not at a manuscript line break marked with a circle and pair of virgules but instead with a "free" page break at a seeming caret in the middle of the manuscript line (41 occasions) or with some other glitch (28 occasions), of which sixty-nine only twelve would be awkward to achieve if setting by forme and setting the outer forme first.
And then there's the puzzling fact that, unlike the Finnish and CARET trials, Hennekens found no higher risk in beta-carotene-takers.
A curious interaction was found, whereby subjects' reported difficulty in taking the caret test was correlated positively with ESP scores in the 300-ms condition (p = .
pk'(U(caret B)) infinity the integration of caret L U'(B)(Lh'(x*) - C'(x*))f(L)dL = 0 (6) where caret B is defined by W - caret L(1 - h(x*)) - C(x*).
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Caret fought successfully to increase state financial support for the university and achieve a 50-50 split between state funding and other sources of revenue, a move that allowed UMass to freeze tuition and fees in the past two academic years for in-state undergraduate students.
Compared to women in general (or non-carers), women primary carets are found to have a lower level of educational qualifications, poorer health status, reduced workforce participation, and reduced earnings (Cummins et al.
But what about the latest data from two major studies - CARET and the Physicians' Health Study - that showed that the vitamins do not prevent disease and may actually harm smokers?
Omenn noted that blood samples taken in the CARET study ruled out a speculation that beta carotene depletes stores of another antioxidant, vitamin E (SN: 5/14/94, p.
One channel projected the subliminal stimulus, and the other projected the caret slide.
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