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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.]
(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]
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]
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|Noun||1.||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"
|Adj.||1.||superscript - written or printed above and to one side of another character|
adscript - written or printed immediately following another character and aligned with it