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- TeX does:
\hatcreates a circumflex accent above the subsequent symbol. // stpasha » 22:27, 20 November 2012 (UTC)
Pronounciation ~ carrot? 220.127.116.11 20:07, 11 May 2006 (UTC)
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 18.104.22.168 (talk • contribs)
- 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)
- I've always thought of "^^" or simply "^" as "I agree with the above comment" since it looks a bit like an up arrow 22.214.171.124 (talk) 00:23, 15 April 2010 (UTC)
What about its mathematical use for exponents?
- Well, it is used where superscript is not available, or sometimes where computer-parsing of expressions is required. It is not used for displayed formulas when formatting is available. — Arthur Rubin (talk) 09:13, 7 April 2015 (UTC)
I consider the claim
sometimes spelled carat
Not only squares
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. 126.96.36.199 (talk) 05:10, 20 January 2010 (UTC)
About its math notation use.
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) NOT! Superscripts are obsolete! Caret is used now! PiotrGrochowski000 (talk) 07:07, 6 April 2015 (UTC)