# Caret Symbol

^
Symbol Format Data
^ Code Point
U+005E
TeX
\text{\textasciicircum}
SVG

## Usage

The ^ (caret) symbol is used in computing to represent the exponentiation operator when entered on a keyboard. Typically, the symbol is used in an expression like this:

2^3


In plain language, this means “raise the expression 2 to the 3rd power”. The caret symbol is also used to typeset superscript text, which represents exponentiation in written math.