Definitions for: Subscript


[n] a character or symbol set or printed or written beneath or slightly below and to the side of another character
[adj] (printing) written or printed below and to one side of another character



Webster (1913) Definition: Sub"script, a. [L. subscriptus, p. p. See
Subscribe.]
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 X_a, A_n, Y_2. See Suffix, n., 2, and
Subindex.


Sub"script, n.
Anything written below. --Bentley.

Synonyms: inferior, inferior

Antonyms: adscript, superior, superior, superscript, superscript

See Also: character, grapheme, graphic symbol

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