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circumflex

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adjective cir·cum·flex \ˈsər-kəm-ˌfleks\

Definition of circumflex

  1. 1 :  characterized by the pitch, quantity, or quality indicated by a circumflex

  2. 2 :  marked with a circumflex

Origin and Etymology of circumflex

Latin circumflexus, past participle of circumflectere to bend around, mark with a circumflex, from circum- + flectere to bend


First Known Use: circa 1577


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circumflex

noun cir·cum·flex

Definition of circumflex

  1. :  a mark ˆ, ⌢, or ˜ originally used in Greek over long vowels to indicate a rising-falling tone and in other languages to mark length, contraction, or a particular vowel quality

1609

First Known Use of circumflex

1609


CIRCUMFLEX Defined for English Language Learners

circumflex

noun

Definition of circumflex for English Language Learners

  • : a mark ˆ used in some languages (such as French) to show how a vowel should be pronounced


Medical Dictionary

circumflex

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adjective cir·cum·flex \ˈsər-kəm-ˌfleks\

Medical Definition of circumflex

  1. of nerves and blood vessels :  bending around



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