Definition of superscript
: a distinguishing symbol (such as a numeral or letter) written immediately above or above and to the right or left of another character
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Next, dash in some extra textual mumbo jumbo, preferably something with one of those old-timey superscript letters.
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Origin and Etymology of superscript
Latin superscriptus, past participle of superscribere
First Known Use: 1901See Words from the same year
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Definition of superscript for English Language Learners
: a symbol (such as a number or letter) written above and immediately to the left or right of another character
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