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# What's that little triangle thingy above the 6 on a keyboard called?

Question #118323. Asked by serpa. (Oct 24 10 9:41 AM)

Trooper2196

An accent i think

 Oct 24 10, 9:56 AM
snoozer998

Logical Conjunction but it goes by a few other names as well.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Table_of_mathematical_symbols

 Oct 24 10, 9:58 AM
Baloo55th

It's a caret. The same thing can be a circumflex accent, but when it is, it's got a letter sitting under it. As an independent character, it was a proof readers' mark in origin. It acquired computer significance much later. It's also used to indicate powers when you can't get the maths things right (like here...). 23 to the power 5 can be written 23^5 - this means the 5 should be a little one up in the air. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caret

 Oct 24 10, 11:01 AM

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