Circumflect
Circumflect \Cir"cum*flect\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Circumflected}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Circumflecting}.] [L. circumflectere. See {Circumflex}.] 1. To bend around. [1913 Webster]

2. To mark with the circumflex accent, as a vowel. [R.] [1913 Webster]


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  • circumflect — /sûr kəm flektˈ/ transitive verb 1. To bend round 2. To mark with a circumflex ORIGIN: L circum around, and flectere, flexum to bend • • • cirˈcumflex noun An accent (ˆ) orig denoting a rising and falling of the voice on a vowel or syllable (also …   Useful english dictionary

  • circumflect — verb a) To mark with a circumflex; hence to accentuate or emphasize b) To bend around …   Wiktionary

  • Circumflected — Circumflect Cir cum*flect, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Circumflected}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Circumflecting}.] [L. circumflectere. See {Circumflex}.] 1. To bend around. [1913 Webster] 2. To mark with the circumflex accent, as a vowel. [R.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Circumflecting — Circumflect Cir cum*flect, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Circumflected}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Circumflecting}.] [L. circumflectere. See {Circumflex}.] 1. To bend around. [1913 Webster] 2. To mark with the circumflex accent, as a vowel. [R.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cir|cum|flex — «SUR kuhm flehks», noun, adjective, verb. –n. = circumflex accent. (Cf. ↑circumflex accent) –adj. 1. of or having a circumflex accent. 2. bending or winding around. 3. Anatomy. of curved or winding form, like that of certain blood vessels and… …   Useful english dictionary

  • circumflexion — / flekˈshən/ noun A bending round • • • Main Entry: ↑circumflect …   Useful english dictionary

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