subscript

noun
sub·script | \ ˈsəb-ˌskript \

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

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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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