Etymology
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caret (n.)

"mark in correcting printers' proofs to show where something is to be inserted," 1680s, from Latin caret "there is lacking," 3rd person singular indicative of carere "to lack, to want" (from suffixed form of PIE root *kes- "to cut").

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Definitions of caret

caret (n.)
a mark used by an author or editor to indicate where something is to be inserted into a text;
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