Definitions for subscriptˈsʌb skrɪpt
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
Ref: (disting. from superscript ).
Ref: inferior (def. 7). 9
Ref: Also called inferior.
Origin of subscript:
1695–1705; < L subscrīptus, ptp. of subscrībere to subscribe
a character or symbol set or printed or written beneath or slightly below and to the side of another character
written or printed below and to one side of another character
A type of lettering form written lower than the things around it.
In chemical formulas the number of atoms in a molecule is written as a subscript, so we write HO for water which has two atoms of hydrogen for each one of oxygen.
A numerical index into an array.
written below or underneath; as, iota subscript. (See under Iota.) Specifically (Math.), said of marks, figures, or letters (suffixes), written below and usually to the right of other letters to distinguish them; as, a, n, 2, in the symbols Xa, An, Y2. See Suffix, n., 2, and Subindex
anything written below
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