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subscript

[suhb-skript] /ˈsʌb skrɪpt/
adjective
1.
written below (distinguished from adscript, superscript).
2.
inferior (def 9).
noun
3.
inferior (def 11).
4.
Also called subfix. any character, number, or symbol written next to and slightly below another.
Origin
1695-1705
1695-1705; < Latin subscrīptus (past participle of subscrībere to subscribe), equivalent to sub- sub- + scrīb(ere) to write + -tus past participle suffix
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  • We should mostly keep doing what we're doing now, using the parent star's name and giving each planet a letter subscript.
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subscript

/ˈsʌbskrɪpt/
adjective
1.
(printing) (of a character) written or printed below the line Compare superscript
noun
2.
Also called subindex. a subscript character
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Word Origin and History for subscript
n.

1704, "that which is written underneath," from Latin subscriptus, past participle of subscribere "write underneath" (see subscribe for etymology and sense development).

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