The symbol  ^ which is used to denote partial conjunction in symbolic logic. It also appears in several other contexts in mathematics and is sometimes called a "wedge".

In TeX, the Wolfram Language, and many other computer languages, exponentiation b^e is denoted with a caret, i.e., as b^e. However, in FORTRAN, it is denoted b**e (Calderbank 1989, p. 29).

The shape of the caret is similar to that of the hat.

See also

Exponentiation, Hat, Power, Wedge

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Bringhurst, R. The Elements of Typographic Style, 2nd ed. Point Roberts, WA: Hartley and Marks, p. 274, 1997.Calderbank, V. J. Programming in FORTRAN, 3rd ed. London: Chapman and Hall, 1989.

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Weisstein, Eric W. "Caret." From MathWorld--A Wolfram Web Resource.

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