subscript

[ suhb-skript ]
/ ˈsʌb skrɪpt /

adjective

written below (distinguished from adscript, superscript).

noun

Also called subfix. any character, number, or symbol written next to and slightly below another.

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Origin of subscript

1695–1705; <Latin subscrīptus (past participle of subscrībere to subscribe), equivalent to sub-sub- + scrīb(ere) to write + -tus past participle suffix
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British Dictionary definitions for subscript

subscript
/ (ˈsʌbskrɪpt) /

adjective

printing (of a character) written or printed below the lineCompare superscript

noun

Also called: subindex a subscript character
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