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subscript

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noun sub·script \ˈsəb-ˌskript\

Definition of subscript

  1. :  a distinguishing symbol (as a letter or numeral) written immediately below or below and to the right or left of another character

subscript adjective


Origin of subscript

Latin subscriptus, past participle of subscribere


First Known Use: 1901


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