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Hat[edit]

Does anyone really call it a "hat"? I've never heard it referred to it that way before 24.254.155.68 (talk) 00:23, 15 April 2010 (UTC)

TeX does: \hat creates a circumflex accent above the subsequent symbol.  // stpasha »  22:27, 20 November 2012 (UTC)

In unit vector notation in linear algebra an i with a caret is called "i-hat." — Preceding unsigned comment added by 68.162.222.142 (talk) 22:10, 20 October 2013 (UTC)

Caret Browsing[edit]

What about the expression "caret browsing" used for instance to describe in Firefox the functionality triggered by F7 function key ? Ptyxs (talk) 08:14, 16 February 2010 (UTC)

Pronouced?[edit]

Pronounciation ~ carrot? 86.128.51.192 20:07, 11 May 2006 (UTC)

Internet use[edit]

What about its use on internet forums, where it can be used to indicate the post is a reply to a previous post, usually determined by the number of carets, e.g. "^^^I Agree,but..." means the poster agrees with what was posted three posts back, not counting the new post. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 81.83.36.205 (talkcontribs)

Oh so that's what the number of ^ means. I've always used any number of ^. Didn't know that meant how many posts back to look at. - M0rphzone (talk) 01:00, 8 April 2012 (UTC)
Isn't > more common?
I would say that it is very commonly used on internet forums to denote who you're replying to, without actually quoting them. I don't see > very much Hollerama 11:08, 19 September 2006 (PST)
I'd say it also means something like woot or: "I strongly agree with this opinion". Virtually every second youtube comment uses ^^. May be it is some form of leet or of emoticon?--Soylentyellow 20:41, 23 May 2007 (UTC)
It's not a leet or emoticon if used by itself. (^-^) is one of the ways it can be used in emoticons though. - M0rphzone (talk) 01:00, 8 April 2012 (UTC)
I've always thought of "^^" or simply "^" as "I agree with the above comment" since it looks a bit like an up arrow 24.254.155.68 (talk) 00:23, 15 April 2010 (UTC)
^.^ ^_^ ^-^ ^o^ ^w^ ^^ *^.^* *^_^* Are all types of Emoticon i suppose, Normally to show a Cute smile, or I'm happy to see you Face, Commonly used in Forums, Blogs, Messenger Programs, E-mails Etc. Why isn't that added into there? The Online use for '^' ? NekoKiyo (talk) 13:27, 16 July 2008 (UTC)

Math use[edit]

What about its mathematical use for exponents?

Matmatical?[edit]

Isn't this used as a "to the power of" kinda thing?

carat[edit]

I consider the claim

sometimes spelled carat

dubious.

To my knowledge, this is a misspelling, not an alternate spelling. 88.77.152.227 (talk) 02:32, 9 December 2009 (UTC)

Not only squares[edit]

The use of ^2 for squaring is only a special case of the more general x^y notation for the y-th power of x. Also, ^ is sometimes used for other mathematical or logical operators, such as xor. 88.238.107.74 (talk) 05:10, 20 January 2010 (UTC)

About its math notation use.[edit]

Since people have asked about its use to donate mathematic exponents, it's used to donate those when superscript can't be feasibly used (i.e. on low-tech internet forums). CrashGordon94 (talk) 09:57, 14 November 2011 (UTC)