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superscript

[soo-per-skript] /ˈsu pərˌskrɪpt/
adjective
1.
Printing. superior (def 10).
noun
2.
Printing. superior (def 12).
3.
Obsolete. an address on a letter; superscription.
Origin
1580-1590
1580-90; < Latin superscrīptus (past participle of superscrībere to superscribe), equivalent to super- super- + scrīptus written; see script
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Examples for superscript
  • The superscript tag wasn't picked up by the software used.
  • Instead, the specific basis for the fat comparison was placed in a fine print video superscript.
  • Single-spacing is preferred if superscript and subscript do not touch the next line of type.
British Dictionary definitions for superscript

superscript

/ˈsuːpəˌskrɪpt/
adjective
1.
(printing) (of a character) written or printed above the line; superior Compare subscript
noun
2.
a superscript or superior character
3.
(obsolete) a superscription on a document, letter, etc
Word Origin
C16: from Latin superscriptus; see superscribe
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Word Origin and History for superscript
superscript
1390 (implied in superscription), "address or direction on a letter," from M.Fr. superscript, from L. superscriptus "written above," pp. of superscribere "write over or above something as a correction," from super "above" (see super-) + scribere "write" (see script). Meaning "number or letter written above something" first recorded 1901.
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