Origin of subscript
Examples from the Web for subscript
Page 212, subscript for O in chemical formula was unreadable.Torpedoes and Torpedo Warfare
C. W. Sleeman
That is why we say the B is subscript, meaning “written below.”Letters of a Radio-Engineer to His Son
From the subscript we find it was written in the Royal Library, and finished there on February 18th, 1453.The Chronicle of the Discovery and Conquest of Guinea
Gomes Eannes de Azurara
The sign always denotes the character of the charge on the first component written in the subscript to .
CP represents the Center of Pressure14 of the whole aerodrome, or (with a subscript) of any specially designated part.Langley Memoir on Mechanical Flight, Parts I and II</p>
S. P. (Samuel Pierpont) Langley and Charles M. (Charles Matthews) Manly
- printing (of a character) written or printed below the lineCompare superscript
- Also called: subindex a subscript character
Word Origin and History for subscript
1704, "that which is written underneath," from Latin subscriptus, past participle of subscribere "write underneath" (see subscribe for etymology and sense development).