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circumflex


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Circumflex  \Cir"cum*flex\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Circumflexed}; 
  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Circumflexing}.] 
  To  mark  or  pronounce  with  a  circumflex.  --Walker. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Circumflex  \Cir"cum*flex\,  a.  [Cf.  L.  circumflexus  p.  p.] 
  1.  Moving  or  turning  round;  circuitous.  [R.]  --Swift. 
 
  2.  (Anat.)  Curved  circularly;  --  applied  to  several  arteries 
  of  the  hip  and  thigh,  to  arteries,  veins,  and  a  nerve  of 
  the  shoulder,  and  to  other  parts 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Circumflex  \Cir"cum*flex\,  n.  [L.  circumflexus  a  bending  round, 
  fr  circumflectere  circumflexum  to  bend  or  turn  about 
  circum  +  flectere  to  bend.  See  {Flexible}.] 
  1.  A  wave  of  the  voice  embracing  both  a  rise  and  fall  or  a 
  fall  and  a  rise  on  the  same  a  syllable.  --Walker. 
 
  2.  A  character,  or  accent,  denoting  in  Greek  a  rise  and  of 
  the  voice  on  the  same  long  syllable,  marked  thus  [~  or  ?]; 
  and  in  Latin  and  some  other  languages,  denoting  a  long  and 
  contracted  syllable,  marked  [?  or  ^].  See  {Accent},  n.,  2. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  circumflex 
  n  :  a  diacritical  mark  (^)  placed  above  a  vowel  in  some 
  languages  to  indicate  a  special  phonetic  quality 




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