subscript

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noun sub·script \ˈsəb-ˌskript\

Definition of subscript

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

subscript

adjective

Origin and Etymology of subscript

Latin subscriptus, past participle of subscribere


First Known Use: circa 1704

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the point at which something begins

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