subscript

noun
sub·​script | \ ˈsəb-ˌskript How to pronounce subscript (audio) \

Definition of subscript

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

Other Words from subscript

subscript adjective

First Known Use of subscript

circa 1704, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for subscript

Latin subscriptus, past participle of subscribere

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The first known use of subscript was circa 1704

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