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A character set, printed, or written above and immediately to one side of another: In x2 the superscript is 2.

[Latin superscrīptus, past participle of superscrībere, to write over; see superscribe.]

su′per·script adj.


(Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) printing (of a character) written or printed above the line; superior. Compare subscript
1. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) a superscript or superior character
2. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) obsolete a superscription on a document, letter, etc
[C16: from Latin superscriptus; see superscribe]


(ˈsu pərˌskrɪpt)

1. written above (disting. from subscript).
3. Also called superior. a letter, number, or symbol written or printed high on a line of text.
[1580–90; < Latin superscrīptus, past participle of superscrībere to superscribe]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.superscript - a character or symbol set or printed or written above and immediately to one side of another character
grapheme, graphic symbol, character - a written symbol that is used to represent speech; "the Greek alphabet has 24 characters"
subscript, inferior - a character or symbol set or printed or written beneath or slightly below and to the side of another character
Adj.1.superscript - written or printed above and to one side of another character
printing process, printing - reproduction by applying ink to paper as for publication
adscript - written or printed immediately following another character and aligned with it
subscript, inferior - written or printed below and to one side of another character


[ˌsuːpəˈskrɪpt] Nsuperíndice m


adj character, numberhochgestellt


[ˈsuːpəˌskrɪpt] nesponente m
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New for PowerPoint on the web: Subscript, Superscript, and Change Case-Up to this point, users needed the PowerPoint Desktop App to add subscript, superscript, or change text casing in their slides.
The number can be formatted in superscript or within the square or curved brackets.
Superscript letters (a, b) indicate significant differences (p<0.05).
References are to be in superscript and appear AFTER punctuation.
Number of Strokes Needed to Sharpen Scalers* Sharpening n Number of Sharpening Stone Strokes (mean + SEM) Control 10 0 [+ or -] 0 (a) Ceramic 10 17.6 [+ or -] 1.73 (b) Diamond-plated 10 15.6 [+ or -] 1.05 (b) * Group means with same superscript letters are not significantly different at the a = 0.05 level of confidence.
Data with different uppercase superscript letters in the same column of means respectively indicate significant difference (P <0.05) analyzed by Duncan's multiple range Table 2: The effect of barrel temperature on the hydroxyl radical-scavenging assay Barrel temp.
Means among groups C, CF25, and CF57 with different superscript letters (a, b, c) significantly differ (p < 0.05).
T1 T2 T3 T4 SEM * Feed intake(g) 37.07a 36.89b 36.48c 35.98d 1.04 Egg Production (%) 72.00a 71.50a 67.10b 66.70b 0.08 Egg weight(g) 11.46a 11.44a 10.93b 10.35c 0.09 Egg mass(g [day.sup.-1]) 8.25a 8.17a 7.33b 6.90c 0.46 FCR 4.49c 4.51c 4.97b 5.27a 0.03 Body Weight Change (g) 8.0 7.17 8.02 6.47 0.65 Values in the same row not sharing a common superscript are significantly different (p < 0.05).
A subscript or superscript is a number, figure, symbol, or indicator that is positioned slightly higher or slightly lower than the text on the normal line.
This is preferable to the indicator currently used in IPA, which is a superscript glide that appears after the consonant (for instance [[b.sup.j]].