- Printing. superior(def 10).
Origin of superscript
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Historical Examples of superscript
Footnote numbers are shown as small, superscript, bracketed codes in the text.The Works of Lord Byron, Volume 6
- printing (of a character) written or printed above the line; superiorCompare subscript
- a superscript or superior character
- obsolete a superscription on a document, letter, etc
Word Origin for superscript
late 14c. (implied in superscription), "address or direction on a letter," from Middle French superscript, from Latin superscriptus "written above," past participle of superscribere "write over or above something as a correction," from super "above" (see super-) + scribere "write" (see script (n.)). Meaning "number or letter written above something" first recorded 1901.