circumflex Definition in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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circumflexnoun [C]

uk   /ˈsɜː.kəm.fleks/  us   /ˈsɝː-/

circumflex noun [C] (IN WRITING)

a ​sign (^) over a ​letter, ​especially a ​vowel, that ​shows that it has a different ​pronunciation from the ​letter without a ​sign over it

circumflex noun [C] (IN THE BODY)

specialized medical Circumflex ​nerves, ​arteries, or ​veinsbend around an ​organ or ​bodypart.
(Definition of circumflex from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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