superscript

[ soo-per-skript ]
/ ˈsu pərˌskrɪpt /

adjective

Printing. superior (def. 10).

noun

Printing. superior (def. 12).
Obsolete. an address on a letter; superscription.

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Origin of superscript

1580–90; <Latin superscrīptus (past participle of superscrībere to superscribe), equivalent to super-super- + scrīptus written; see script
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British Dictionary definitions for superscript

superscript
/ (ˈsuːpəˌskrɪpt) /

adjective

printing (of a character) written or printed above the line; superiorCompare subscript

noun

a superscript or superior character
obsolete a superscription on a document, letter, etc

Word Origin for superscript

C16: from Latin superscriptus; see superscribe
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