superscript

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noun su·per·script \ˈsü-pər-ˌskript\

Definition of superscript

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

superscript

adjective

Origin and Etymology of superscript

Latin superscriptus, past participle of superscribere


First Known Use: 1901


SUPERSCRIPT Defined for English Language Learners

superscript

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noun su·per·script \ˈsü-pər-ˌskript\

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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