subscript(redirected from Subscript and superscript)
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A distinguishing character or symbol written directly beneath or next to and slightly below a letter or number.
[From Latin subscrīptus, past participle of subscrībere, to subscribe; see subscribe.]
(Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) printing (of a character) written or printed below the line. Compare superscript
(Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) Also called: subindex a subscript character
1. written below (disting. from superscript).
3. Also called inferior. a letter, number, or symbol written or printed low on a line of text.
[1695–1705; < Latin subscrīptus, past participle of subscrībere to subscribe]
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|Noun||1.||subscript - a character or symbol set or printed or written beneath or slightly below and to the side of another character|
grapheme, graphic symbol, character - a written symbol that is used to represent speech; "the Greek alphabet has 24 characters"
|Adj.||1.||subscript - written or printed below and to one side of another character|
adscript - written or printed immediately following another character and aligned with it